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Australian agricultural and rural life

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

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Formed to encourage and promote the future of agriculture in the colony.

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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.

Supported by Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation