Rockhampton Catholic nun Sr Amarbile might seem the quiet type, but don’t let appearances fool you. She’s got one heck of a loud voice!
In fact you’ve probably heard of the Flying Nun, but Sally Fields eat your heart out – Sister Amarbile is a world class coo-ee caller.
She’s one of very few nuns in the world who enter the annual World Coo-ee Championships each year at Coo-ee Bay near Yeppoon.
Although she’s a nun, she says she’s not in the ‘habit’ (pardon the pun) of keeping her mouth shut when coo-ee season comes around each year.
"You’ve got to bring the sound up from below and sustain it for as long as you can," she says.
Sr Amarbile has been entering the World Coo-ee Championships for years and says she has no plans to tone it down.
Click on the audio link below to hear one of the nun’s famous coo-ee calls. [Source]
Coo-ee: Sr Amarbile – a voice second to nun!