Saturday, December 20, 2008

Dingo Fence – Longest Structures In The World

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one of the world’s longest manmade structures to be in Australia. Stretching across the Australian desert - Dog fence or Dingo fence is one of the longest structures on earth. Extending from Jimbour on the Darling Downs to the Eyre Peninsula on the Great Australian Bight, it runs along 5,320 km.
owes its genesis to the pest expulsion plans
had built it to stop the rabbit plague; however, in 1914 it was renovated to protect the sheep-grazing lands from the dingoes. By 1980, it was a long stretch of 8614 kilometers. Soon after the fence were reduced to 5614 kilometers
stands at a height of 1.8 m and its netting at the ground level extends 1.5m along the ground.
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