The Australian Ark: A History of Domesticated Animals in Australia

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Csiro Publishing, Jan 1, 1998 - Science - 296 pages
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This definitive work on the introduction of domestic animals to Australia begins with the first white settlement at Botany Bay. It explores the foundations of our wool and beef industries, examining the role of early leaders like Phillip, King, Macarthur and Bligh.The book considers the successful introduction of the horse, Australia's first live animal export, and goes on to explore the role of the acclimatisation societies, the development of the veterinary profession and the control and eradication of some of the major exotic and introduced diseases of sheep and cattle. The author, Dr Ian Parsonson, retired as Assistant Chief of the Australian Animal Health Laboratory at Geelong, Victoria, after a long career in veterinary practice and research. His areas of expertise include bacterial and viral diseases, pathology and microbiological laboratory safety. He is a committee member of the International Embryo Transfer Society and the Animal Gene Storage and Resource Centre of Australia.
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Beginning
1
Governor Phillip and LieutenantGovernor King
5
Chapter 3 The Importance of Philip Gidley King
11
Chapter 4 The Reverend Samuel Marsden
23
Chapter 5 Macarthurs Role in the Australian Sheep Industry
29
Chapter 6 Other Important Early Sheep Breeders
39
Chapter 7 Saxony Sheep
47
Chapter 8 The Agricultural Companies in the Colonies
55
Chapter 13 The British Background of the Veterinary Profession in the Australian Colonies
149
Chapter 14 Diseases of Sheep in the Colonies
159
Chapter 15 Diseases of Cattle in the Colonies
187
Chapter 16 Diseases That Affect Most Mammals
233
Chapter 17 Legislation for Control of Animals from 1800 to Federation
241
Chapter 18 Changing for the Future
251
Endnotes
257
Historical Records References
278

Chapter 9 The New State Colonies
63
Chapter 10 Cattle in the Colonies
93
Chapter 11 Horses in the Colonies
119
Chapter 12 Acclimatisation Societies
135
Appendix 1 Imperial Measures
287
Appendix 2 Relationship between Quality Numbers Staple Crimps and Mean Fibre Thickness of Wool
288
Index
289
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