In the MacDonnells once I saw,
Where gums stood stark
Against the first stars in the purpling dark,
A noisy concourse of excited crows
Burst from the glooming clouds of silent leaves,
Shattering all solemnity
With their devilish “Kark-kark!”
Then soundlessly these wheeled above the rows
Of gumtree tops,
Then settled again . . . .
And night surged in uneasily.
Rex Ingamells. Gumtops, F. W. Preece & Sons, Adelaide, 1935, page 14
MacDonnells = the MacDonnell Ranges, in the Northern Territory