Australia's Rabbit-proof Fence

A cartoon lampooning the suggestion of a rabbit-proof fence, The Queensland Figaro, Aug. 2, 1884. Public domain

Many English settlers brought animals and plants to Australia, including rabbits. The rabbit population exploded, and rabbit-controlling fences were started by the 1880s. Work on the State Barrier Fence began in 1901, and it's still maintained today.

Topics in this Podcast: Australian history, invasive species, 20th century