|To:||Philip Veerman <>|
|Subject:||Wallabies in the ACT|
|From:||David Rees <>|
|Date:||Tue, 5 Sep 2017 07:04:59 +0000|
Think the last one to go locally was the Brush-tailed rock Wallaby in about 1959 and the Eastern Betong in the early 1900s - now being returned here from Tasmania. I can see no record of another macropod that has gone extinct locally in the last 100 years or so since reasonable scientific records have been kept. Story is different further west.
A lot has gone since human settlement - including the megafauna - though it was probably the extreme dry during Ice age events that did most of the distruction there, predation by indigenous Australians of these animals for food may have tipped some over the edge when they were struggling, maybe.
On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 4:24 PM, Philip Veerman <> wrote:
No doubt there will be, although I wonder if you mean those who have become extinct within the period that we had a designated ACT, or the last 200 years i.e. likely due to European colonisation, or the last maybe 50000 (?) years during aboriginal colonisation.
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