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Listed under:  Economics and business  >  Economy  >  Consumption  >  Consumer goods  >  Food products  >  Meat

Meat processing plant, 1974

This is a black-and-white photograph depicting a group of male and female food-processing workers boning and packaging beef products at an abbattoir. At least 18 partly boned carcases are suspended from a metal track to the left, with men standing before many of them, removing further portions of meat. Further to the right, ...


Lend-lease food for the USSR, 1943

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the ingredients used in canned pork supplied to the USSR by the USA under the lend-lease program during World War II. The photograph is in the collection of the US Library of Congress and its caption reads: 'Cincinnati, Ohio. Preparing canned pork (Russian: "svinaia tushonka") ...

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Kangaroo: communicating a message

Explore arguments for and against harvesting kangaroos for their meat. Decide whether to support a kangaroo meat industry. Build a television report supporting your viewpoint. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

Interactive resource

Kangaroo: communicating messages

Explore arguments for and against harvesting kangaroos for their meat. Decide whether to support a kangaroo meat industry. Build a television report or newspaper article supporting your viewpoint. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.


Department of Commerce poster, 1942

This is a black-and-white poster from the Second World War encouraging readers to serve Australian lamb, bacon, apples and pears, dairy produce and wine at their dinner tables to support the war effort. The poster was issued by the Department of Commerce, and produced by the Commonwealth Advertising Division in 1942. The ...


A rabbiter delivering his catch, 1945

This is a black-and-white photograph of a rabbiter handing his catch to the operator of a refrigerated truck. The rabbiter is shown seated on a bicycle, on which four rabbits are still hanging. A Jack Russell terrier sits next to the rabbiter's bike.


Processing rabbits for export, 1945

This is a black-and-white photograph of five male employees working in a rabbit-processing plant. The mid ground and background of the photograph show the men at work next to a conveyor belt onto which clean carcasses are loaded. In the foreground are hundreds of dead rabbits waiting for processing and scores of discarded ...


Food shopping in Sydney, 1949 - asset 1

This is a black-and-white photograph of customers and sales assistants at the delicatessen counter in the food hall of a large Sydney department store, probably David Jones. The counter is a refrigerated cabinet in which meat is displayed and sausages are visible at one end. Customers interact with some of the ten male ...


Lorry loaded with dead rabbits, c1918

This is a black-and-white photograph measuring 15.1 cm x 20.4 cm, showing a lorry loaded with 1,760 pairs of dead rabbits being driven from a depot to the nearest railway station. It was taken in about 1918 in New South Wales. The photograph is attributed to the Country Freezing Company Limited. Printed in white at the ...


Preparing to skin rabbits, Queensland, c1920s

This black-and-white photograph from about the 1920s shows a young man outdoors preparing to skin five rabbits that hang on a chain suspended between shoulder-high fence posts. The man is sharpening a long knife and is wearing a long wrap-around apron, boater hat and shirt with rolled up sleeves. A rifle stands upright ...


Packing rabbits for export at William Angliss and Co, 1954

This is a black-and-white image depicting workers at William Angliss and Co in Footscray packing rabbit carcasses into cardboard crates ready for export. A large number of skinned carcasses are hanging on a conveyor belt nearby. The photograph is part of the Laurie Richards Collection of commercial photographs at Museum ...


ACMF: Industry facts and figures

This resource is a web page providing data on the Australian chicken meat industry in the form of dynamically generated graphs that allow the user to read the exact figures for any data point. The graphs include chicken meat production in terms of number of birds and tonnage of meat; per capita consumption of chicken, beef, ...


ACMF: Location of farms and processing plants

This resource is a web page providing information about the location of chicken meat farms and processing plants in Australia. It includes a map of the major chicken meat producing regions of Australia and a table and pie charts showing the distribution of chicken meat production across the six states. The resource describes ...

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ACMF: Farm visit

This resource is a web page providing information about commercial chicken meat farming in Australia. It explains that meat chickens are not raised in cages but are kept in large barns, and provides a link to further information on the different farming systems used in growing meat chickens. The resource features a film ...

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ACMF: Introduction and statistics video

This resource is a web page providing a video overview of the chicken meat industry, including consumption patterns over past decades and a wide range of facts and figures on the industry. Topics covered include a comparison of meat and egg chicken breeds, the reasons the average Australian is consuming much more chicken ...


Choice: groceries

This is a web page providing reviews of various grocery products and results of taste comparison tests. It covers sausages, bread, liquid breakfasts, breakfast cereals, Christmas puddings, cake mix, frozen fish and salad dressing as well as looking at Stevia sugar substitute and the major steps beef goes through from the ...


Sustainable table: meet your meat

This is a website about the environmental and animal welfare issues related to the consumption of meat. It contains sections on the amount of meat we eat; the environmental impacts of consuming meat; cattle, chicken, egg-laying-hen and pig-farming factories; and what can be done to improve the current state of the meat ...

Teacher resource

Producing cattle and sheep...beef and lamb

This is a unit of work comprising five sequences of activities in which students investigate cattle and sheep production systems and present a documentary, song, poster or brochure in response. In the first sequence, students engage with the industries, sources of information and possible forms of response. In the second ...

Teacher resource

Exploring farms that produce our meat and wool

This is a teacher resource containing a sequence of activities relating to meat and wool production in Australia. It contains material to assist planning and implementing a study of where farmers live, where our meat and wool comes from, technologies used in production and resource management, and how farm environment and ...

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Exploring farms that produce our meat and wool:producer video

This is a video about Mayura Station in South Australia and the full-blood Wagyu beef it produces. It is introduced by owner Scott deBruin who explains the origin of Wagyu cattle in Japan; points to the characteristic marbling of its meat preferred by Asian customers; and outlines the importance of high energy grain feed ...