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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

ISSN

0021-8618

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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