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How the rabbit shaped Australia: Bruce Munday

Date/Time: Thursday, 17 August 2017, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library

Cost: $5 at the door

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A century ago Australia was home to 10 billion rabbits, thriving in their adopted home. Storyteller Bruce Munday finds the rabbit saga irresistible - the naive hopes of the early settlers, the frustration, environmental damage, cost to agriculture, dreams shattered, and the lessons learned and ignored.

During 42 years of farming in the Adelaide Hills, Bruce has seen plenty of rabbits. Bruce has had a long history in Landcare, and a strong conviction that community action is the first line of environmental defence. With a PhD in physics and 20 years as communications consultant in agriculture and natural resource management, he has a keen understanding of the nexus between scientific research, government policy and community action. Telling Australia's rabbit saga proved irresistible, particularly capturing recollections of old-timers who were so much a part of the tale.

Presented by the Friends of the University of Adelaide Library. Bookings by Tuesday 15 August.

Contact: Friends of the University of Adelaide Library (email)

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