Item 04: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 110
19 April 1918 Friday
Bought 5 Rabbits for 2/- each for Pasteur Institute, Jerusalem wanted for Bacteriological purposes, & the M.G. was sending to Cairo for them
Took them in; many natives being inoculated a green parrot was imitating their yells when the needle went in, awful curs,
& no one sort the cleverness of the Parrot. I see a poor old Galah occassionally, natives will spend hours in front of a talking parrot.