Query: Emu War in Australia

Colleagues: I am writing for a student in the U.S. who would like to do an undergraduate research paper on the Emu War in Australia in 1932. We have found very few sources on the incident, so I have suggested that she consider using the war as an illustration or gateway into historical wildlife management. However, we are still at an impasse as to what sources are readily available on Australia. My expertise is Latin American so any suggestions you have would be most welcome!  
If you would prefer to write off list, my email is: wilcox@nku.edu

Re: Emu War in Australia

I undertook some research on this for my book The Flight of the Emu (2001) - see esp. pp 338-339
The best archival sources were in Dominic Serventy's papers in the National Archives in Perth -- he has files on all Australian birds compiled for his important book, Birds of Western Australia. The later editions of this book have good Emu War material in them.

Emu War in Australia

Colleagues: I am writing for a student in the U.S. who would like to do an undergraduate research paper on the Emu War in Australia in 1932. We have found very few sources on the incident, so I have suggested that she consider using the war as an illustration or gateway into historical wildlife management. However, we are still at an impasse as to what sources are readily available on Australia. My expertise is Latin American so any suggestions you have would be most welcome!  
If you would prefer to write off list, my email is: wilcox@nku.edu

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