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Galahs

Gammage, Bill

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When Europeans arrived in Australia, galahs were typically inland birds, quite sparsely distributed. Now they range from coast to coast, and are common. Why did this change occur? Why didn’t it occur earlier? Galahs feed on the ground. They found Australia’s dominant inland grasses too tall to get at the seed, so relied on an agency to shorten them: Aboriginal grain cropping before contact, introduced stock after it.

dc.contributor.authorGammage, Bill
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-09T05:24:38Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:40:47Z
dc.date.available2008-12-09T05:24:38Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:40:47Z
dc.date.created2008
dc.identifier.issn1031-461X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/47799
dc.description.abstractWhen Europeans arrived in Australia, galahs were typically inland birds, quite sparsely distributed. Now they range from coast to coast, and are common. Why did this change occur? Why didn’t it occur earlier? Galahs feed on the ground. They found Australia’s dominant inland grasses too tall to get at the seed, so relied on an agency to shorten them: Aboriginal grain cropping before contact, introduced stock after it.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceAustralian Historical Studies
dc.subjectgalahs
dc.subjectAboriginal land management
dc.subjectbirds
dc.subjectcrops
dc.subjectAustralia
dc.subjectgeographical distribution
dc.titleGalahs
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesThis is the longer version of an article to be published in 'Australian Historical Studies' in April 2010.
local.description.refereedyes
local.identifier.citationvolume40
local.rights.ispublishedno
dc.date.issued2008-12-09T05:24:38Z
local.identifier.absfor210303 - Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3025350xPUB239
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationThe Australian National University
local.contributor.affiliationResearch School of Humanities
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage275
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage293
local.identifier.doi10.1080/10314610903067094
dc.date.updated2015-12-09T08:50:44Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-70449589707
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