A tractor-powered market garden of six acres or larger will commonly have two tractors: a heavy one for primary tillage and a light one designed for cultivation.
While Stephen manages a four-acre market garden with a team of Fjords, he tells of other market gardeners working six to seven acres who require four or five head of heavy horses.
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A Chinese camp and numerous market gardens were also located on the banks of the Lachlan River at Hillston about 100 kilometres north of Griffith.
They had about a dozen bark houses and huts in the eastern part of the town and were engaged primarily in scrub cutting and ringbarking, although they also had several market gardens around the town.
This is not the case in NSW The remains of some camps and a large number of market gardens are still visible today.
Allegedly, Chinese market gardens were located at Mount Hope and on Coan Downs station.
From this we can conservatively estimate that up to a dozen people were required to tend to the Upper Loddon market gardens and probably more.
15) 'A history of market gardens in Victoria 1835-1935,' no author, Australian Garden History, vol.
11) This approach is also attractive in that it reveals many neglected, yet influential, moments of cultural and economic exchange between Europeans and Chinese along the mining and market garden settlements on the Loddon River (Figure 3).
Maclaren's Flat is the site of a former Chinese mining and market garden settlement on the upper Loddon River in the southern reaches of the Mount Alexander diggings.
Most of the 400 inmates at the prison - nicknamed The Savoy by locals - work on its farm and market garden