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This website aims to develop case studies of the development of farming practices and attendant transformations of local ecologies of defined blocks of land. Through these biographies of particular plots of land we are developing localised analyses of the wider historical trends in the political economy/ecology of the Northern Rivers.
Organic Forrest
August 292013

The Forrest family farm lies within a 536 acre portion of land selected in 1883 by Charles Hicks, a butcher. Hicks writes: ‘I went to live on the selection about 2 months after taking it up…

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The Coiacettos’
June 62013

Dino and Pam Coiacetto bought their farm in 1974 from Dino’s father Beniamino. Beniamino and his wife Maria had bought the farm in 1958…

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New Govardhana
June 62013

New Govardhana is a Hare Krishna community near Murwillumbah in the Tweed. Founded in 1977, it is a property of approximately 1000 acres…

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Dharmananda
June 62013

Carol and Dudley Legget bought the property that would become the multiple occupancy of Dharmananda in 1972. While this was well before the legal…

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The Boyles’
June 62013

To land in Goolmangar selected by the McIntyre family in 1870 Michael Boyle moved his family and dairy herd from Jamberoo on the South Coast of NSW…

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The Walkers’
June 62013

Towards the end of what is now Shaw’s lane, Tuckombil (just west of Byron Bay near the village of Teven) Bonnie Walker’s farm produces avocados…

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The Boyds’
June 62013

The Boyd family farm is in the upper Tweed, north east of Murwillumbah, NSW. Some of the most agriculturally productive parts of the land were created by…

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Summit Organics
June 62013

The first farm was established on the 338 acres (136.8ha) now occupied by Summit Organics in 1910, when Henry Thomas Southwood, plumber and dairy farmer…

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Nimbin Valley Dairy
May 302013

Nimbin Valley Dairy is a short drive east from Nimbin, on Tuntable Falls road. After being run as a cow dairy for most of the twentieth century by the Couch family, the land is now home to a goat dairy…

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The Stewarts’
April 92013

The Stewarts live at Booyong on land originally part of a squatters run of 19, 200 acres in 1881. Isaac and Anne Stewart joined the migration from the South Coast of NSW…

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The McDonalds’
April 92013

David and Jenny McDonald have farmed cane outside Woodburn on their property Newstead since the mid 1970s, on land first settled by David’s grandparents…

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  • Organic Forrest

    Organic Forrest

    Biological Farming, Certified Organic, Farm, Macadamias, Native Bush Foods

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  • The Coiacettos’

    The Coiacettos’

    Avocados, Bananas, Farm

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  • New Govardhana

    New Govardhana

    Certified Organic, Intentional Community, Non-commercial Dairy

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  • Dharmananda

    Dharmananda

    Bananas, Intentional Community, Non-commercial Dairy

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  • The Boyles’

    The Boyles’

    Commercial Dairy, Farm, Rice

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  • The Walkers’

    The Walkers’

    Avocados, Biological Farming, Farm, Macadamias

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  • The Boyds’

    The Boyds’

    Farm, Pecans, Sugar Cane

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  • Summit Organics

    Summit Organics

    Biological Farming, Certified Organic, Farm

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  • Nimbin Valley Dairy

    Nimbin Valley Dairy

    Commercial Dairy, Farm

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  • The Stewarts’

    The Stewarts’

    Commercial Dairy, Farm

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  • The McDonalds’

    The McDonalds’

    Farm, Sugar Cane

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