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Win one of five copies of The Great Emu War by Gordon Cope valued at $29.99 each.

In 1932, in the wheat country of Western Australia, there was a plague of emus.The plague was so great that the Federal Government was convinced to send a squad of soldiers equipped with machine guns mounted on trucks to deal with the problem.

They were ordered to shoot the emus – a tactic that had been tried before and failed miserably.

Still, consistency often prevails while unrequited success weeps in the corner.

There is a lot going on – farmers who want to secede from the Commonwealth, a State election and referendum, soldiers more interested in what is under the soil, a commander with questionable mental health, Aboriginal farmhands once again bemused by the white fellas.

There is nothing more fascinating, comical, tragic or emotional than human beings, and when they live in interesting times and collide with great wealth and power, there’s a lot to explore.

To enter, tell us in what year was there a plague of emus in WA.


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The Great Emu War

In 1932, in the wheat country of Western Australia, there was a plague of emus. The plague was so great that the Federal Government was convinced to send a squad of soldiers equipped with machine guns mounted on trucks to deal with the problem. They were ordered to shoot the emus – a tactic that had been tried before and failed miserably. Still, consistency often prevails while unrequited success weeps in the corner. There is a lot going on – farmers who want to secede from the Commonwealth, a State election and referendum, soldiers more interested in what is under the soil, a commander with questionable mental health, Aboriginal farmhands once again bemused by the white fellas. There is nothing more fascinating, comical, tragic or emotional than human beings, and when they live in interesting times and collide with great wealth and power, there’s a lot to explore.


Terms and conditions

Entry is open to all residents of Australia and New Zealand from 1 December 2018 to 31 January 2019. 2. Employees and the immediate families of the promoter and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible. 3. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 4. The first correct entries drawn from the competition on 3 February 2019 will win a copy of the book. 5. The promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected mail. 6. The winners of the prizes will be notified by email in February 2019.