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The Great Emu War of Australia

The Great Emu War of Australia

By India Dyer While sounding like something one might find in a cheesy comic book, or written by The Onion, The Great Emu War of Australia… Yes… actually happened.  Australians had a battle with Emus, in the 1930’s. But how did this happen? It all started back just after World War 1, veterans struggled to find things to do upon returning home. In response to this the Australian government started something referred to as ‘The soldier settlement scheme’. It was started in 1915 and around 5,030 veterans were given plots of land in order to turn into working farms, mainly…
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