Beside a sleepy billabong lived a cockatoo named Ted.
Hatching from his gumtree nest near an outback shearers shed.
The emus, snakes and wallabies that shared his scrubby home
laughed at young Ted's dreaming and his plans to some day roam.
He'd heard the tales of Gundaroo, of Yass and Jindabyne.
The Murrumbidgee snow gums and Mt Kosciuszko Pine,
The long white sands and sparkling reefs, and the oceans deep and blue.
And he longed to watch the sun sink down over Uluru.
Beside a sleepy billabong lived a cockatoo named Ted. His bush mates laughed at him and his plans to roam, but Ted was determined to see his amazing country and watch the sun set at Australia’s heart, Uluru.
About the Author
Living in the small town of Bungendore was the inspiration for this second book, along with the author’s travel-loving daughter and animals. There are more books to come.