For most of us it’s hard to imagine a time when some of the Western Downs’ most productive farmland was rendered almost useless by a forest of indestructible cactus, yet this is the true story that Terry Domico recounts in his book The Great Cactus War.
Journey with Terry as he recalls the history of the greatest plant invasion on earth, and how the region’s farmland was saved by the introduction of a tiny insect from the South America.
Boonarga Cactoblastis Memorial Hall, Boonarga*
Monday 18 November at 10am
Dogwood Crossing, Miles
Monday 18 November at 6pm
Bell Bunya Community Centre, Bell
Tuesday 19 November at 10am
Refreshments are provided at these free events.
*The Boonarga Cactoblastis Memorial Hall is located on the Warrego Highway approx. 10km south-east of Chinchilla.