Those Wild Rabbits

Bruce Munday

In December 1859, Thomas Austin introduced 24 wild rabbits to Barwon Park, near Geelong. By 1920 it is thought there were 10 billion rabbits rampaging across the nation. Those Wild Rabbits reveals the immense damage they inflicted on Australia’s environment, agriculture and social cohesion and examines our mostly futile attempts to control them.

Book Launch

Those Wild Rabbits – how they shaped Australia is published by Wakefield Press and supported by the Foundation for Rabbit-free Australia. It was launched at Glen Devon (Mt Pleasant) on Friday 7 April by multi-award winning journalist Prue Adams (ABC Landline).

I was privileged that Hugh and Fiona MacLachlan hosted this event at their wonderful Glen Devon property. They have unparalleled experience in the pastoral lands and know full-well the devastation caused by rabbits.

Those Wild Rabbits was shortlisted for the Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award and awarded the Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize.

Those Wild Rabbits has also been awarded the Keain Medal for the South Australian Historical Book of the Year for 2017

How To Buy

RRP $39.95

274 pages, monochrome and colour images, references, index

Signed copies of Those Wild Rabbits are available by emailing or phoning Bruce Munday::
Email | +61 417 895 249

Media / Reviews

‘Review, Landcare in Focus’

ANZ LitLovers LitBlog

Australian Retired Persons Association, July 2017 (PDF)

Interview with Sarah Kanowski, ABC Conversations 30 June 2107

Stock Journal, 16 April 2017

Flinders Ranges Research, April 2017

RM Williams OUTBACK, June/July 2017

Sydney Morning Herald/The Age 27 May 2017

ABC Radio 891

Extracts from further reviews can be found here

Interview with Phillip Adams on Tuesday, 11 April, 2017

The Adelaide Show, Episode 197, 31st May 2017

Book Launch