Image of the week
June 1, 1935: Cane Toads introduced to Queensland to deal with the Cane Beetle infestations in the state’s Sugar cane fields
Eighty years ago the Australian Bureau of Sugar Experimental Stations imported approximately 100 toads from Hawaii to the Meringa Experimental Station near Cairns in an attempt to control the cane beetles decimating sugar crops in Queensland. More than 3000 toads were released in the sugar cane plantations of North Queensland in July 1935.
Hop over to the State Library of Queensland blog to see our post about the otherwise successful research station, which last year was entered into the Queensland Heritage Register.
Cane toads at the Meringa Sugar Experiment Station, North Queensland, c 1935
Queensland State Archives Digital Image ID2981
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Going to War
'Going to War' is the first in a series of
exhibitions depicting the Queensland home front experience through the records
of the Queensland Government. Stop by to see it in our foyer at Runcorn.
Many of the records in the exhibition are in our 'On the Home Front' online exhibition, and you can enjoy readings of telegrams and letters from the exhibition on our YouTube channel.