Invasion of the Cane Toad in Australia

As cane-growers in Gordonvale grew concerned about crop damage caused by French cane beetles, Australia’s Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations decided to introduce the cane toad to Australia, where it soon became a plague.

History of the Plague

These articles look at the historical sources that may help to trace the spread of the Plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, considering how it spread from East Asia to other parts of the world.