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Saturday 15 August 1936, The Sydney Morning Herald

Many Properties Cleaned Up.

TAMWORTH. Friday.-Reports to the Tamworth P.P. Board showed that rabbits are scarce in the Gunnedah. Kelvin, Wean road, Mullaley, and Boggabri districts, and a marked improvement is shown round Quirindi, Quipolly, Ardglen, Kankool, Wallabadah, and Willow Tree. A good clean-up is reported from Attunga Creek, Goonoo Goonoo, N.E. sub-division, Upper Moore Creek, Somerton, Moonbi Range, Garthowen, Kootingal, and Nemingha, where trapping has decreased owing to the scarcity of rabbits.

The rabbits have been kept in check at Rushes Creek. Wincoume, Barraba, Boran Crossing Yarramanbully, Glen Oak. Clent Hills, Croydon, Keepit, Carroll’s Gap, Black Springs, and Hawkin’s Creek.

Many holdings around Manilla and Barraba appear to have been permanently cleaned up. One landholder, who claimed to have freed his property of rabbits, said that he and others were now fighting rabbits from other properties where no action had been taken.

Written by macalba

April 27, 2010 at 6:05 am

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