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Pasteur in Australia Photo of Pasteur


The Pasteur Institute undertook significant work in Australia during the late 1800s. Pasteur and his colleagues attempted to curb the growing rabbit population (unsuccessfully). However, they were successful in developing several other vaccines, including one for the dreaded disease Anthrax. Rodd Island, in Sydney, NSW, was the base of their operations.


The Rabbit Issue

Rodd Island

Pasteur's Methods

Conflict and Failure

The Anthrax Vaccine

The Pasteur Institute of Australia

Map of Rodd Island

Related Links

  • Louis Pasteur, Bright Sparcs Biographical Entry
  • Adrien Loir, Bright Sparcs Biographical Entry
  • John McGarvie Smith, Bright Sparcs Biographical Entry
  • Louis Pasteur and the Pasteur Institute today, French Science and Technology, No. 25, by Maxime Schwartz, Director General of the Pasteur Institute.
  • The International Network of Pasteur Institutes

    Published by the Australian Science Archives Project on ASAPWeb, 5 December 1997
    Comments or corrections to: Bright Sparcs (bsparcs@asap.unimelb.edu.au)
    Prepared by: Guillaume Mallet and Denise Sutherland
    Updated by: Elissa Tenkate
    Date modified: 19 February 1998

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