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Horsedrawn cultivator manufactured by Daniel Harvey, c1935

This is a black-and-white photograph of a man operating a horsedrawn cultivator in an orchard. The machine was manufactured by Daniel Harvey Ltd of Box Hill, Victoria, agricultural implement manufacturers. The photograph's dimensions are: length 11.2 cm x width 6.6 cm.

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Growing apples

Do you like eating apples? This clip shows where apples are grown. Learn how the apple farmer (orchardist) looks after the apple trees so they can grow lots of healthy fruit.

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Growing pineapples at Victoria Point

This is an excerpt from a silent newsreel made in 1929 by the Australian Development and Migration Commission, entitled 'Glimpses of Australia No. 13. Some northern fruits'. It begins with the intertitle, 'Victoria Point, adjoining Cleveland, is a large pineapple-growing district.' and shows pineapples being grown and picked ...

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Growing custard apples in the 1920s

This is an excerpt from a silent documentary made in 1929 by the Australian Development and Migration Commission entitled 'Glimpses of Australia No. 13. Some northern fruits'. It is introduced by the intertitle, 'The Custard-apple, a delicious fruit with a rich, uncommon flavour.' and shows a custard apple or cherimoya ...

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Growing pawpaws and strawberries in the 1920s

This is an excerpt from a silent documentary entitled 'Glimpses of Australia. No.13. Some northern fruits' made in 1929 by the Australian Development and Migration Commission. It shows pawpaw and strawberry plantations and contains two introductory intertitles. The first, 'The Pawpaw, noted for its digestive and curative ...

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Using a rotary hoe to grow oranges

This is an excerpt from a government-produced documentary about the orange industry made in 1937 by the Cinema Branch of the Department of Commerce. It shows a recently invented rotary hoe being pulled by a tractor and ploughing an orchard. The audio commentary is: 'The rotary hoe is a comparatively recent invention and ...

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Picking oranges

This is an excerpt from a government-produced documentary about the orange industry made in 1937 by the Cinema Branch of the Department of Commerce. It shows a group of Australian orange pickers demonstrating the care needed in picking and packing the fruit - a point that is emphasised in the soundtrack.

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Land Army accommodation at Kingsvale, 1945

This is a small (5.8 cm x 8.2 cm) black-and-white photograph showing four members of the Australian Women's Land Army who were stationed at Kingsvale, New South Wales. Three of them are in the front garden and one is in the doorway of their accommodation on an orchard in the area. The photograph was taken with a Kodak Brownie ...

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Mouat Farms - an Apple Orchard and much more. Batlow, New South Wales

This is a video about orchardist and jam-maker Kris Mouat and how she and her husband operate a fruit agribusiness. It shows scenes of their 'Wyola' property as she speaks of how she came to orcharding and now makes jam from fruits and berries, and how they operate a roadside shop and a pick-your-own-fruit facility. She ...

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From Paddock to Plate

Discover where our food comes from and how it gets to our table. Explore farming practices and the processes involved in producing familiar food products. Use video clips to investigate the biological needs of food crops and farm animals. Explore the diversity of foods that may be produced from a range of agricultural produce.

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Growing exotic fruit - a niche market enterprise

This is a video(3:15 min) about John and Lyndall Piccone’s exotic fruit orchard at Tyagarah in New South Wales. The resource describes how the property produces more than 200 different tropical and sub-tropical fruits with the harvest beginning in early spring. Successive harvests serve to maintain customer interest in ...

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Growing Exotic Fruit - a niche farming enterprise

This unit of work uses the operation of an small agribusiness to explore what it means to be a producer in a small scale business. The unit focuses on the operation of a real-life, exotic fruit farm in northern New South Wales from which fruits are sold to local markets. The units provides five inquiry-based activities ...

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From Citrus to almonds

This is a unit of work about the Australian almond industry. It contains a inquiry sequence that includes: background on the almond industry, a short case study of an Australian almond orchard that has transitioned from citrus to almonds; an data analysis activity exploring the growth of the Australian almond industry and ...