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SWARM: The boom and bust of Australia’s horror mouse plagues

New South Wales is currently enduring a mouse plague of biblical proportions. To find out why the mouse plagues keeping happening, and how it will end, requires a revisit to the horror mouse plague of 1984. Angus Thomson continues our SWARM series. 

Audio story by Angus Thomson

This report was created for the Science Gallery Melbourne’s SWARM exhibition with support from All The Best radio.

Producer/reporter: Angus Thomson

Supervising Producer: Mell Chun

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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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