”Rabbit, it was better than chicken.”
Jim Star, Granya Farmer, 2005.
Rabbits were first introduced to Victoria in 1859, not for food, but for sport. How plentiful rabbits would become and the impact they would have on Australian families, could not be anticipated.
The onset of the depression in the 1920’s saw rabbits become a lifeblood for many families, for food as well as an income from the pelts.
Another Culture Victoria video examining the impact of rabbits is: The Arumpo Station region, then and now.
Further InformationWe are currently working on the transcript for this object.
Film by Tony Nott and Jane Downing, featuring Glenn Lukins and Jim Star at Granya.
Project Director: Malcolm McKinnon.
Project Coordinator: Karlie Hawking.
Produced in partnership with Granya Pioneer Museum.
Archival film material reproduced with kind permission of Film World Pty Ltd.
Archival still images reproduced with kind permission of Albury Regional Museum, Granya Pioneer Museum, and Darryl Walsgott.
This video was created as part of the Murray Arts “Stories of the Upper Murray” project, with assistance from the Commonwealth Government’s Regional Arts Fund, Regional Arts Victoria, National Museum of Australia, City of Wodonga, Shire of Towong, and Museums Australia (Victoria).
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