MELBOURNE HISTORICAL RESEARCH GROUP

MARKET GARDENERS - Project 2, 2001-2

In the 1750s, the Robinson family were growing quicksetts (hawthorn) and the overlap between Nurserymen and Market Gardeners persisted into the 19th century. The Group's investigations cover:

Ewart Jackson in Ferguson tractor 
on Ramsley Top Field ca 1956. 
Photograph courtesy of Mrs M Jackson.
  • The early Industry and its peak in the 1850s;
  • The families involved, their home and working life. How did they help to shape the character of Melbourne? Who were Snockles, Spratty, Winkie, Necky, Nocky, Nutty, Tippy, Clutch and Bingy?
  • The Market Gardening Landscape;
  • New Inventions;
  • Packaging, Transport and the Market;
  • Market Gardeners, Politics and Religion;
  • The decline of the Industry in the 1960s and '70s.
Home.
 
Project 1:
Clearance Areas.
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here.
Project 3:
Pubs & Clubs.
Project 4:
Before the Reservoir.
Project 5:
Briggs' Diary.
Project 6:
Houses & History.
Group's
Funding.
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