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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Article Title

Emus on the move : 1976

Keywords

Emus, Western Australia

First Page Number

75

Last Page Number

76

Abstract

The greatest migration of emus in recent times came out of the ZMurchison and Gascoyne pastoral areas during the winter of 1976. The emus were driven south-westerly by an instinctive search for food.

The Agriculture Protection Board's barrier fences stoped the wave of emus on the fringes of the wheatbelt, causing a congregation estimated in mid June to total 50,000 birds.

This article reviews the reason behind the emu migration and the policies employed to deal with such a situation.

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