SCOPE FOR HUNTERS
It was made official in 1949 in Canberra that it was not appropriate to kill and eat kookaburras, magpies and domestic cats.
It was however fine to kill, and I presume eat among other introduced species, natives like native cats, tiger cats, flying foxes, lorikeets and cormorants.
I can attest to the fact that well into the 70's and early 80's that the ACT was still a fairly blood thirsty area but we limited our attentions to foxes, pigs, goats, rabbits and such. Introduced pests.
A bit of Kookaburra, medium rare thanks...
The West Australian - Saturday 28 May 1949
Barrier Miner - Wednesday 25 May 1949