Sharing the Good Earth – 175 years of Adelaide’s Royal Show

Monday 20 July 2015

Sharing the Good Earth – 175 years of Adelaide’s Royal Show

Presented by Rob Linn

The Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA began its life at a public meeting in 1839. Founded to improve the quality of livestock, agricultural and horticultural produce, the Society soon became an influential body within the community. At the forefront of rural enterprise, it also had the ear of Government. Its members founded the Botanic Gardens and, in the 1880s, Roseworthy College. The Society’s impact on the community remains significant and its story is an integral part of the history of South Australia.

From his earliest years Rob has had a fascination with rural Australia and its people. Much of his youth was spent on farming and station properties and he has retained that link and interest in the land. He has been a Councillor of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of SA for more than 20 years. He has published over 40 books and his works have been awarded a number of significant prizes for literature, publishing and print. Rob and his wife Jane live on a small farm at Cherry Gardens in the Adelaide Hills, from where they run a historical consultancy.

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Sharing the Good Earth – 175 years of Adelaide’s Royal Show

Presented by Rob Linn

The Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA began its life at a public meeting in 1839. Founded to improve…

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