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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Comment: How very decent of Garry Linnell and The Bulletin to give poor little Tassie a leg up by announcing their wondrous generosity of a million dollar Tasmanian tiger reward.

Garry Linnell’s explanation on ABC Talkback and AM this morning (Wednesday, 23 March 2005) had all the resonance of the Newfie Complex – that arrogant, dismissive perspective which perceives Tasmania – like Newfoundland in Canada – as the nation’s psychological sink; the poor, illiterate, in-bred locals who can only benefit from the enormous wisdom of the Mainland visionaries.

Fess up Garry … this is not a generous, genuine attempt at creative journalism … it is simply another appalling example of grubby, marketing-platform journalism.

Mind you the Quill Awards were a less than perfect example of creative presentation … a cramped venue with poor sound, small screens and tiny bits of steak accompanied by a strange mousse blob, or arbitrarily a chunk of dead chook (but wonderful wine-waiter service!); the provincials shoved as an after-thought onto outside tables and that clique-ish backslapping love-in that made the evening very Ageist …

… but with the most worthy Perkin Award winner in Paul McGeogh, a courageous, admirable journalist – and that wonderful speech by Les Carlyon.
Lindsay Tuffin

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  1. editor

    March 25, 2005 at 5:14 am

    To all would be thylacine seekers, if you need a bona fide veterinarian to assess your ‘hard evidence’ before claiming The Bulletin magazine’s $1.25 million dollar reward, I’m available.

    And what’s more I won’t charge a cent for the privilege. Helping to confirm the existence of one of Tasmania’s iconic creatures will be enough.

    David Obendorf
    Registered veterinarian

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