Those Wild Rabbits
Bruce Munday, Wakefield Press, $39.95
IN DECEMBER 1859, Thomas Austin introduced 24 wild rabbits to Barwon Park, near Geelong. By 1920 it is thought there were as many as 10 billion rabbits across Australia. Those Wild Rabbits reveals the immense damage inflicted by rabbits on Australia’s environment, agriculture and social cohesion and examines our mostly futile attempts to control them.