Food Bowl Farming: Migrants and Food Production in the Hawkesbury District 1794-1994

2018 - 2020

An important new exhibition which opened 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.

For more information on our Food Bowl Farming please use the PDF information sheet below.

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