Kirsten Wehner shares the story behind this steel and glass syringe, used in trials of the myxoma virus conducted by the CSIRO in the 1950s, in an attempt to control the feral rabbit population in south eastern Australia.
When myxomatosis spread throughout the rabbit population, it killed 5 million rabbits in just three months.
Kirsten is a curator at the National Museum of Australia.
Images by Sonya Gee, ABC Open producer for the Riverina, NSW.
Video Credits – Vanessa Milton, Open Producer, ABC Open South East NSW
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