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The Alex Goodsell Rural Exhibition Centre.
Campbelltown was, at one time, the granary of the Colony, being a town between two rivers - the Nepean and the Georges.
Our Agricultural Exhibition commemorates well known pioneers such as James Ruse who, in his own words "sowed the forst grain"( sic), as well as many others whose names have faded from memory, but to whom we still owe such a great deal.
The great Australian wine industry had its beginnings at Varroville and Eschol Park House, poultry at the Soldiers Settlement, and of course, beef cattle in the nearby Cowpastures.
Dairying was, for many years, very productive in the Campbelltown district. Even though Campbelltown is
now technically an outer suburb of Sydney, our display pays tribute to the endurance, inventiveness and sheer hard work of the people who worked the land, and those who supplied them with tools, and labour."
A visit to our “Ag Shed”, as we like to call it, is a great trip back in time. See actual tools used in the colonial days of Australian agriculture, as well as the many other items collected from farming and grazing properties past and present.
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