The Emu War , also known as the Great Emu War ,  was a nuisance wildlife management military operation undertaken in Australia over the latter part of to address public concern over the number of emus said to be running amok in the Campion district of Western Australia. The unsuccessful attempts to curb the population of emus, a large flightless bird indigenous to Australia, employed soldiers armed with Lewis guns —leading the media to adopt the name "Emu War" when referring to the incident. While a number of the birds were killed, the emu population persisted and continued to cause crop destruction. Following World War I , large numbers of discharged veterans who served in the war were given land by the Australian government to take up farming within Western Australia, often in marginal areas. With the onset of the Great Depression in , these farmers were encouraged to increase their wheat crops, with the government promising—and failing to deliver—assistance in the form of subsidies. In spite of the recommendations and the promised subsidies, wheat prices continued to fall, and by October matters were becoming intense, with the farmers preparing to harvest the season's crop while simultaneously threatening to refuse to deliver the wheat. The difficulties facing farmers were increased by the arrival of as many as 20, emus. With the cleared land and additional water supplies being made available for livestock by the Western Australian farmers, the emus found that the cultivated lands were good habitat, and they began to foray into farm territory—in particular the marginal farming land around Chandler and Walgoolan.
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What Caused The Great Emu War?
The Great Emu War of Australia sounds like a joke but it was real! Back in emus were causing chaos in the Western Australia district of Campion. The massive number of emus in the area was causing concern to the locals. I just had to find out more, how have I never heard of this before?
The Emu War
Why are the emus so attracted to his upside-down bicycling? Beats me, but maybe his upturned shoes look like comely emu heads. Which sounds kinda dumb, but don't let those pound lugs fool you - they once brought the Australian Army to its knees. They can face machine guns with the invulnerability of tanks. They are like Zulus whom even dum-dum bullets could not stop. In the years following World War 1, the Australian Government struggled to find things for their veterans to do upon returning home. By September , the government had purchased 90, hectares for the veterans, but still needed more, and started to place the remaining soldiers in some pretty marginal areas of Perth in Western Australia. This made things tough, because setting up a prosperous farm with little to no experience in a good area is no small feat, let alone in an area where the land is barely useable.
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