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Overcoming adolescence: Tasmania's agricultural history and future


Leith, PB and Meinke, H, Overcoming adolescence: Tasmania's agricultural history and future, Griffith Review, 39 pp. 1-4. ISSN 1448-2924 (2013) [Non Refereed Article]

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Tasmania has never been for the faint-hearted. Set against a majestic of somewhat eerie landscape, its often-bizarre political machinations emerge from a history with many tangled threads. One important strand that runs through our history is agriculture. Unlike the other colonies, which swung from the sheep's back when minerals and manufacture attracted their attention, Tasmania (try as it might) never moved from its rural roots. We are now beginning to celebrate our farming past and future, and a renaissance is emerging in Tasmania around agriculture and food. To realise its potential, developments in food and farming will need to be informed by civil, creative, constructive and critical conversations.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, land and farm management
Research Field:Agriculture, land and farm management not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Leith, PB (Dr Peat Leith)
UTAS Author:Meinke, H (Professor Holger Meinke)
ID Code:81358
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2012-12-03
Last Modified:2014-09-01

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