The Australian Ark: A History of Domesticated Animals in Australia

The Australian Ark: A History of Domesticated Animals in Australia

by Ian Parsonson

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780643102385
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents


The New Settlement: Governor Phillip and Lieutenant-Governor King

The Importance of Philip Gidley King

The Reverend Samuel Marsden

Macarthur's Role in the Australian Sheep Industry

Other Important Early Sheep Breeders

Saxony Sheep

The Agricultural Companies in the Colonies

The New State Colonies

Cattle in the Colonies

Horses in the Colonies

Acclimatisation Societies

The British Background of the Veterinary Profession in the Australian Colonies

Diseases of Sheep in the Colonies

Diseases of Cattle in the Colonies

Diseases that Affect Most Mammals

Legislation for Control of Animals from 1800 to Federation

Changing for the Future Endnotes Historical Records; References Appendix 1
Appendix 2

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