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Possum research, 1954

This film shows the Wildlife Branch of the Department of Internal Affairs researching possum behaviour in the Orongorongo Ranges. The aim was to develop better possum-control methods, as these animals destroy large areas of native bush.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 22. National Film Unit, 1954

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Peter Clayworth, 'Life sciences - Ecology and conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/44101/possum-research-1954 (accessed 2 October 2020)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014