Cane Toad

I like to trawl through an incredible resource we have called Trove

Run by the National Library of Australia, it is an archive of newspapers, magazines and many other things – all word searchable.

I often search the local newspapers for family history information, but often ideas pop into my head for some very random things.

In Northern Australia, the cane toad was introduced to eat a beetle that was affecting sugar cane crops. This was an unmitigated disaster, and the cane toad is still a major problem here.

I found this photo from a 1940 edition of the the Townsville Daily Bulletin.