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Why Blue Swan?

In 1697, Dutch explorers discovered black swans on the coast of Western Australia which overturned the conventional wisdom that only white swans existed and gave rise to idea of the ‘Black Swan Event.’
Perhaps, on a perfect night, a black swan is bathed in moonlight and a blue swan emerges for just a moment in time.

Beautifully imagined events should always allow for that possibility.

Raymond Hawkins
Raymond Hawkins
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How did we get here?

The Electronic Swagman
Blue Swan Events is the brainchild of Raymond Hawkins who - under the name of the Electronic Swagman - has travelled, written about and photographed Australia for decades. You can buy his book, view his photos and read his writings at
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