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Henry Shoobridge, Tasmania's Pioneer of Organic Farming

Paull, John (2010) Henry Shoobridge, Tasmania's Pioneer of Organic Farming. Journal of Bio-Dynamics Tasmania (97), pp. 4-10.

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Henry Shoobridge (1874-1963) was the pioneer of organic farming in Tasmania. He was the founder and the president of the island’s earliest organics advocacy group, the Living Soil Association of Tasmania (1946- 1960). The Shoobridge family had emigrated from Kent, England in 1822 bringing with them the hops cuttings with which they established hops as a successful primary industry in Tasmania. Henry Shoobridge was schooled at The Friend’s School, the Quaker school in Hobart. The Shoobridges pioneered the farming of hops in Tasmania, and Henry followed his forebears in this work. At the age of 71 years, Henry Shoobridge founded the Living Soil Association of Tasmania (LSAT) at a public meeting in Hobart on 30 August 1946. The LSAT affiliated with the Australian Organic Farming and Gardening Society (AOFGS) which was founded in Sydney in October 1944, and with the UK’s Soil Association which was founded in England in May 1946.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Henry Shoobridge, Living Soil Association of Tasmania, Australia, organic farming, organic agriculture, Methodist church, Friends School, Quaker school, Australian Organic Farming and Gardening Society.
Subjects:"Organics" in general > History of organics
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Australia
Research affiliation:Australia
Australia > Australian National University
Deposited By: Paull, Dr John
ID Code:16971
Deposited On:09 Apr 2010 10:03
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:44
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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