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Rabbits around a waterhole

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Title: Rabbits around a waterhole
Date: 1938
Content creator: Department of Information
Record creator: Department of Information
Reference: A1200, L44186

Black and white photograph of rabbits drinking from a waterhole.  Other rabbits can be seen the background of the photograph.

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This black-and-white photograph, taken in 1938, shows a group of rabbits at Wardang Island, South Australia. The rabbits were part of a research experiment trialling the use of myxomatosis to control rabbits – a trial conducted by MW Mules from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Several of the rabbits are drinking at a waterhole and many more can be seen in the trial area, which was enclosed by a double fence.

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