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27 January 2014


587-Shooters-rsA small hunting party on the south coast.
Guns were a normal part of Australian society in the 1800’s and 1900’s.
Hunting was very popular in rural Australia, with a plentiful supply of rabbit and kangaroo as well as wild birds. Many families survived the great depression in the 1930’s because they were able to hunt and put food on the table.
On a personal note: My grandmother refused to eat rabbit because that’s all she had when she was a child going through the  great depression and the bad memories of that time for her, were still very strong.


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