Mabel Ritchie – Emus I – Acrylic on canvas – 50.5cm x 50.5cm

This is Mabel Ritchie’s painting of emus. The emu has been in the news lately. The Americans have decided that “ee-moo” is an acceptable pronunciation, while in Australia it has always been “ee-mew”.

Perhaps we could solve the problem by opting for the traditional Dunghutti word – “Nguruyn”.


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