Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The World’s Longest Fence


Today’s Fun Fact Wednesday is about Australia’s Dingo Fence – the world’s longest fence - stretching 5,614km. Its construction commenced in the 1880s and the fence runs from South East Queensland to west of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.

The purpose of the fence is to stop dingoes from harming the herds of sheep in fertile areas of south eastern Australia. It is 1.8m high and extends 30cm below ground.

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