In December 1859, Thomas Austin introduced 24 wild rabbits to Barwon Park, near Geelong. By 1920 it is thought there were 10 billion rabbits rampaging across the nation. Those Wild Rabbits reveals the immense damage they inflicted on Australia’s environment, agriculture and social cohesion and examines our mostly futile attempts to control them.
Those Wild Rabbits – how they shaped Australia is published by Wakefield Press and supported by the Foundation for Rabbit-free Australia. It will be launched at Glen Devon (Mt Pleasant) on Friday 7 April by multi-award winning journalist Prue Adams (ABC Landline).
I am privileged that Hugh and Fiona McLachlan are hosting this event. They have unparalleled experience in the pastoral lands and know full-well the devastation caused by rabbits. Glen Devon is a wonderful venue for this event.
Signed copies of Those Wild Rabbits are available by emailing or phoning Bruce Munday::
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Interview with Phillip Adams on Tuesday, 11 April, 2017