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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Article Title

The wallaby menace in the Kimberleys

Keywords

Western Australia, Wallaby, Wallaby control

First Page Number

42

Last Page Number

57

Abstract

Soon after the pastoral development of the Kimberleys commenced in the "eighties" of the last century, the presence of large numbers of "Frontage Wallabies" (Macropus wallabia agilis) became a matter of serious concern to the settlers. These animals ate almost the same foods as the sheep and cattle and were capable of substantially reducing the stock-carrying capacity of a holding.

This illustrated article describes how wallabies used to be culled.

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