Highlands History: Early fruit farms grew to large orchards

Updated May 3 2021 - 4:35am, first published April 29 2021 - 10:58pm
AKO FRUIT: At Mittagong Siding, orchard produce from Joadja is loaded on rail wagons. Photo: BDH

IN ORDER to feed stock and the family, early local settlers back in the 1830s grew wheat, barley, rye, peas, potatoes and turnips. They also grew stone fruits, especially peaches and apples, from which they made cider.

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