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- Australian agricultural and rural life
- Life on the land
- First farms
- Australian Agricultural Company
- Station life
- Station stories
- Working the land
- Settler’s guides and emigrant publications
- Learning the trade
- Looking after the land
- Natural disasters
- Water management
- Rural communities
- Organisations and societies
- Country Women's Association
- Agricultural produce
- Australian wool
- Sheep shearing
- Crops, horticulture and viticulture
- Australian wheat
- Fruit industry
- Getting to market
The survival of the early colony depended on successful agriculture. This section tells a range of stories about Australia’s rural and regional development. Using early pastoral families' manuscripts to published agricultural journals and farming magazines, from early land grant maps to water conservation reports, from photographic documentation of country life to printed accounts of agricultural shows and regional events.
Australian agricultural and rural life
This story has been developed with the support of the State Library of NSW Foundation.
We would like to acknowledge the generosity of the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation.