Food Bowl Farm­ing

MI­GRANTS AND FOOD PRO­DUC­TION IN THE HAWKES­BURY DISTRICT 1794-1994

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Library / Museum -

An im­por­tant new ex­hi­bi­tion which opens on 18 May traces the cul­tural his­tory of food pro­duc­tion in the area since the first white set­tlers planted crops along the river in 1794, sav­ing the in­fant colony from star­va­tion.

Their farms and farm­ing tech­niques, a legacy of Bri­tish farm­ing tra­di­tions, re­shaped and re­de­fined the land­scape, and in the 200 years that fol­lowed, right down to the present day, farm­ers from China and other parts of Asia, as well as those from con­ti­nen­tal Europe, have all played a part, di­ver­si­fy­ing not just the Hawkes­bury land­scape but the Aus­tralian palate as well.

Food Bowl Farm­ing: Mi­grants and food pro­duc­tion in the Hawkes­bury district 1794-1994 is pro­duced in as­so­ci­a­tion with the NSW Mi­gra­tion Her­itage Cen­tre, and cu­rated by guest cu­ra­tor Dr Kate Ga­han, a pro­fes­sional historian with a rep­u­ta­tion for telling deeply im­por­tant lo­cal sto­ries and shar­ing them with broader au­di­ences.

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