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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.

Eric Bazzana’s Story

By on Jul 25, 2013 in Industry Interviews | 0 comments

This is an edited version of a conversation between Eric and Marie Bazzana, and Jo Kijas, on 8 May 2013. It contains stories about Eric’s family history  | Bananas  | Marie’s family history  | The beginning of changes to the town  | Transport and supply  | Married life  | Primary producers’ store  | The Aquarius festival  | The legacy of Aquarius | Changing...

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Fay and Roly Couch’s Story

By on Jul 5, 2013 in Nimbin Valley Dairy | 0 comments

The story is an edited version of a conversation between Roland and Fay Couch and Jo Kijas and Hazel Ferguson on June 5, 2013. It contains reflections on Family History | Land history | Dairying | Aquarius Festival | Breeding | Buying and selling land, and succession   Family History Roly: My old grandfather, old James Andrew Couch, he moved up from Brooklyn...

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Protected: Paul Wilson’s Story

Protected: Paul Wilson’s Story

By on May 29, 2013 in Nimbin Valley Dairy |

Jump straight to Permission to make this material public» The story is an edited version of a conversation between Paul Wilson, Adele Wessell and Hazel Ferguson, on 14 December 2012. It contains reflections on Family history | Education | Dairying | Making cheese | Local markets | Biological farming | Succession | Community   Family history I was born in 1966...

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