Rabbit Plague

“THE introduction of a few rabbits could do little harm and might provide a touch of home, in addition to a spot of hunting,” said Thomas Austin, rather grandly, in 1859.  Upon arriving in Australia, Austin asked his nephew in England to send him “12 grey rabbits, five hares, 72 partridges and some sparrows” so he could continue his hobby of hunting.  For full story click here.

Cowra stories

What started out as a PhD research project has culminated in a book recording the stories and traditions of the Erambie community in Cowra.  Lawrence Bamblett, who is currently a Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, this month released his 'Our stories are our survival' book.  Published by Aboriginal Studies Press, the book is a combination of Mr Bamblett's PhD document-based research project from 2008 and records of stories he grew up listening to about the feats of Erambie athletes. For full story click here.