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History of the Agricultural Bureau of SA
One Hundred Years on the Land: The History of the Agricultural Bureau of South Australia:
- Introduction ()
- Chapter One – The First Ten Years ()
- Chapter Two – The New Century ()
- Chapter Three – Prosperity and Depression ()
- Chapter Four – Another War and Boom Times ()
- Chapter Five – An Era of Specialisation ()
- Chapter Six – The Eighties and Beyond ()
- Appendix ()
- Bibilography ()
By Caroline Guerin (1988). Divided into sections due to file size.
A history of the Department of Agriculture
By John Love (1987).
Notes on agriculture in SA
This paper presents a general view of conditions and proposals in South Australian Agriculture in 1908. It gives a fair indication that agriculture was flourishing and viable listing export values with the wheat industry exports valued at £2,152,842.
Prepared by W. L. Summers (1908).
Department of Agriculture committees directory
Farm and station implements
By Clarence Smith (1940s).
History of Yorke Penninsula article
This article covers the development of Yorke Peninsula from the preiod of pre settlement of the state until the early 1900s. It describes the districts and leading farmers of Yorke Peninsula, along with the difficulties they experienced and their successes, particular the innovations developed to make agriculture profitable and sustainable. After settlement, Yorke Peninsula was primarily a pastoral region. In the latter half of the 1800s it trnasitioned to cropping, integrated with animal production.
Frank Pearson was appointed to the Department immediately after World War 1, moved through positions of District Agricultural Advisor to Chief Agronomist, before retiring in mid 1960s. The article is likely to have been written early in Frank's career with the Department.
By Frank Pearson.