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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.

David and Jenny McDonald’s Story

By on Jul 1, 2013 in The McDonalds' | 0 comments

The story is an edited version of a conversation between David and Jenny McDonald and Jo Kijas on the 19th January 2012. This story discusses Family history | The Farm | The River | David, Jenny and the Farm | Self-sufficiency and Aquarius | Cattle and floods | The landscape | Other on-farm agriculture | Buying and selling land | Poor economic times | Family...

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Pam and Dino Coiacetto

Pam and Dino Coiacetto

By on Jun 7, 2013 in The Coiacettos' |

This is an edited version of a conversation between Dino and Pam Coiacetto and Jo Kijas on November 15, 2012 at their property on Tuntable Creek Road It contains reflections on Dino and Pam: family backgrounds | The original farm | From dairying to mixed farming | Weeds to lifestyle blocks | Beans, cucumbers and a lot of bananas | Cyclones and the Tornado | Resumed...

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Protected: Max Boyd’s Story

By on May 29, 2013 in The Boyds' |

Jump straight to Permission to make this material public» The story is an edited version of three conversations between Max Boyd and Mike Evans, on the 1st of December 2011, the 3rd of March 2012 and the 19th of May 2012. It contains reflections on Selection | Draining the swamp | Drainage unions | Early family history | Succession | Military service | Early...

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Bonnie Walker’s Story

By on May 29, 2013 in The Walkers' |

The story is an edited version of a conversation between Bonnie Walker and Hazel Ferguson 9th July, 2012. It contains stories about Coming to the Northern Rivers | Market changes | Education: SoilCare and TAFE | Soil Health | Community | Land-use and the future of farming |   Coming to the Northern Rivers My name is Bonnie Walker, I’m an avocado farmer we also...

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