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Feb 22nd, 2024 at 4:53pm

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Do any of you ever remember tinned rabbit.  I certainly don’t.

I have taken this from a Facebook Page called “All Our Yesteryears” and acknowledge them for it.

I find this old history fascinating.

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"25 Freight trucks  loaded with 2750 cases of tinned rabbits on their way to London from the  Border Preserving Works. February 1902. The train  can be seen standing  in the railway yards with railway personnel in the foreground. These  wild rabbits were introduced to Australia with the First Fleet and also  by Thomas Austin in 1859. They quickly became a pest and were hunted for  their food, skins and fur. The Border Preserving Works at Mount Gambier  provided the Royal Navy with 33,000 kilos of rabbit food a week."

State Library of South Australia B14719, taken 1902.
 

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Reply #1 - Feb 22nd, 2024 at 5:12pm

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Interesting read on the rabbit industry in the early days.

https://labourhistorymelbourne.org/the-rabbit-industry/
 

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That's a lot of rabbits.
Glad I didn't serve in the Royal Navy.
I'm surprised there wasn't any mutinies back then.

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They were most likely told it was chicken.  Grin Grin
 

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