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Chinese Market Gardens from Coburg to Bentleigh
September 21, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$2.00
Glen Eira Historical Society’s Speaker Series this month is a talk by Terry Young on Chinese Market Gardens from Coburg to Bentleigh.
Terry is Vice President of Chinese Australian Family Historians of Victoria (CAFHOV) and spent the first year of his life in a Coburg Market garden. His Chinese father and grandfather were both market gardeners. In order to better understand the life of his forebears, he has spent recent years researching the life of market gardeners and discovering the locations of market gardens across the suburbs of Melbourne.
This presentation will give an overview of the life of this mostly forgotten group, who had an influence on early 20th century cuisine. They were a critical part of a vast green grocery business network supplying vegetables to Melbourne. Where did they come from and where did they go? This talk will discuss market gardens of Melbourne but also include more recent research of early Chinese market gardens in the Glen Eira District..
Also included will be an introduction to the Victorian CEDT Index project which won the Victorian Community History Award 2021.
Supper provided. Drinks can be purchased from the bar before and after the presentation. Please arrive 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Bookings not required.