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The Braille Monitor – January, 2001 Edition

 

Dr. Maurer feeding kangaroos.

In mid-November leaders from blindness organizations around the world gathered in Melbourne, Australia, for the fifth quadrennial general assembly of the World Blind Union. Dr. Maurer will write about attending this meeting in an upcoming issue. The Maurer family arrived in Melbourne a bit ahead of the meeting and had an opportunity to see something of the city and the surrounding countryside. One of the places they went was a wildlife preserve on their way to Philip Island, where visitors could buy food to feed to the kangaroos who lived there. In this picture President Maurer is kneeling to meet a couple of them. One is actually eating out of his hand.

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