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From: Richard Boyder

Sent: May 19, 2006 6:17 AM
Subject: very interesting


I stumbled upon your website and find it very interesting, just wanted to drop a mail.



From: Hart Cohen

Sent: May 17, 2006 4:22 AM
Subject: TX of Cantata Journey: MAY 28 4 PM ABC TV ARTS

Dear all

I am writing to announce the first broadcast of "Cantata Journey" on ABC TV Sunday May 28 at 4 PM.

Cantata Journey documents a unique intercultural event: the Ntaria Ladies Choir, an Aboriginal choir from Hermannsburg, Central Australia triumphantly performs with the Sydney Symphony in the Cantata by Gordon Williams and Andrew Schultz, "Journey to Horseshoe Bend" at the Sydney Opera House filmed in May 2003. The telecast of this film is exactly 3 years since the first and only performance of this Cantata and helps to celebrate this yearıs Aboriginal Journey of Healing and Reconciliation Day.

Journey to Horseshoe Bend cover of dvd

I hope you can tune in and enjoy the film.


From: H Barry

Sent: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 01:11:07 +1000
Subject: Wal Saunders

I have never seen such a pathetic excuse for a person as Wal Saunders (Today Tonight program) trying to steal this mans land. I hope this fool stops to think why people have no respect or sympathy for aborigines when they are like him, thinking they have a God given right to whatever they want, instead of getting jobs and paying for things or having the Government hand things to them because of the colour of their skin and objectivity to putting in a hard days work. Sacred site my a$$. If you wanted the land, you should have paid for it when the sign went up. Obviously you couldn't afford it so you decided to STEAL it using your heritage. Build a bridge and get over what happened 200 years ago, especially the stuff you seem to be making up. I can guarantee you, you have very little support and I hope you lose this land and the other 20 plots you made up.

From: Rogi Riverstone

Sent: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 21:42:34 -0800
Subject: duck soup

Dear Simon,

I was horrified to realize I can't access the Flock these days.

Your arguments about the fragility of digital storage really terrified me. Have you read Ursula K. LeGuin's book, Always Coming Home? The information in computers has become so massive, but so tangled, nobody knows how to use it anymore.

I came across Flight of Ducks when researching a digital magazine article, timed for the Sydney Olympics.

I miss the project. In trying to describe it to my roommate, who's wondering why I'm grieving over HTML code, I realized it was too massive, to complex, too delicate, too rich and too profound to describe.

It must be experienced.

I haven't read your entire argument yet. Academic papers make me a bit crazy. But I shall.

The Flight of Ducks was a remarkable effort.


Thank you,

Rogi Riverstone

From: Shayne Brown

Sent: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 13:54:48 +1100
Subject: Dr John Antill Pockley

Dear Simon

You will see below that I have been copied into your correspondence with Caroline who I had asked for information about your father.

Just to give you a brief background to my request - I am an orthoptist and, currently, I am the Executive Officer of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Eye Foundation. However it was not in this capacity that I was seeking information about your father. I had been asked by the Orthoptic Association of Australia if I knew the history of an orthoptic prize named in your father's honour. It was then that I found that the College has virtually no information about your father and his contribution to ophthalmology and orthoptics, a sad reflection on our archives.

If you have more information, we would be very pleased to receive it. If you would like to speak to me about this, I can be contacted on 9690 1001.

With many thanks

Shayne Brown
(Ms) Shayne Brown
Executive Officer
RANZCO Eye Foundation.

>Dear Shayne,
>Below is a response from John's son, whom I emailed an enquiry as I located
>his website regarding his fathers poetry etc. I hope this helps.
>With regards,

From: Caroline Ondracek

Sent: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 15:53:30 +1100
Subject: Query

Dear Simon,

Is the website Flight of Ducks regarding your father - was he an Ophthalmologist?

Kind regards,

Caroline Ondracek
Ronald Lowe Library
Royal Victorian Eye ∓ Ear Hospital,
Tel: (03) 9929 8710
Fax: (03) 9639 1808
Library Email:

From: [content suppressed]

Sent: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 00:49:59 +0000
Subject: Message

Could you please remove my message from your website August 5, 2000.


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From: Jane R Newcomb

Sent: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 09:21:08
Subject: 5 inches

I have a tsuringa that was given as a gift to my grandfather, who was an American diplomat to Australia in the 1930's-40's. It is approximately 5 inches in diameter. Do you have any interest?

To: Bruce L Raphael

Sent: Sat, 5th February 2006
Subject: Wal Saunders

Simon: i came across what appears to be your website for the sale of Aboriginal items of unique historic value. I collect cyclons and would be interested to buy your set Please contact me . I am in Beijing at the moment on business.


Bruce L Raphael
ph: 0618-846-05197
Strategies and Business Development in China, OPI

From: Craig Sanroque

Sent: Feb 2, 2006 12:12 AM
Subject: Sugarman and contact for Craig San Roque

simon/ thankyou for this task...

please note these details are right except mobile is 0401730660

the old one fell in the river. am I correct that you manage the sydney jung soc web list or are you somewhere else


From: Dave Howard

Sent: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 09:54:15 -0800
Subject: Sugarman

Hi Simon,

I'm a British-based broadcast journalist, hoping to find out more about the Sugarman project. Do you have an email address for Craig San Roque, or someone involved with the project?

It sounds really very interesting!


Dave Howard

From: Auguste Blackman

Sent: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 04:26:59 +1100
Subject: A title for my filmscript

Hi,my name is Auguste Blackman and I am writing a filmscript inspired by an aborigonal friend of mine. I am searcching for a direct or close translation,perhaps Arrente language, for the title 'Eagle Dreaming'. I am hoping to use an Aborigonal title. If you think that I might have trouble using a word that may be a totem I would appreciate your insight. With regards, Auguste Blackman, and thankyou. ( Happy New Year )