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Australasian Gazette – Prickly Pear Infested Areas of Australia (1926)

By 1925, the prickly pear infested over 25 million hectares in New South Wales and Queensland. Caterpillar larvae were introduced in 1926 to combat the problem.

Length: 3 minutes 40 seconds

Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1 (Academy full frame)

Featured in the Australasian Gazette collection

Original classification rating: not rated

Production company:


National Film and Sound Archive

NFSA title number: 14021

Education Resources:

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