In 1932 in the wheat country of Western Australia there was a plague of emus. The plague was so great that the Federal Government was convinced to send a squad of soldiers equipped with machine guns mounted on trucks. They were ordered to shoot the emus - a tactic that had been tried before and failed miserably.

Still, consistency often prevails while unrequited success weeps in  the corner.

There is a lot going on - farmers who want to secede from the Commonwealth, a State election and referendum, soldiers more interested in what is under the soil, a commander with questionable mental health, Aboriginal farmhands once again bemused by the white fellas.

There is nothing more interesting or more comical – tragic – or emotional than human beings and when they live in interesting times and collide with great wealth and power, there’s a lot to explore.

The Great Emu War (Print Book free post to Australia)