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Booklet - 'Wartime Vegetable Growing at Home', Department of Agriculture, 1943 Document Reg. No: SH 910086

Booklet titled 'Wartime Vegetable Growing at Home', issued in 1943 by the Deptment of Agriculture, Victoria, and writen by officers of the Horticultural Division. Intended for the home gardener, it includes planting guides, and 1-2 paragraphs on various vegetables. General gardening advice is also offered.

Home vegetable gardens were part of the Melbourne's urban landscape during World War II. They provided food in a time of shortages and rationing, and were seen as patriotic work in support of the war effort.
12-page booklet, printed in black on white. It has an unadorned front page, but contains several photographs of vegetables and one of a woman gardening.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.20 cm (Height), 18.40 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: domestic work, gardening, home fronts, housework, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: home production
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE/VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA/WARTIME VEGETABLE/GROWING AT HOME/By/Officers of the Horticultural Division/Reprinted from/The Journal of the Department of Agriculture of Victoria.
Author: Department of Agriculture, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1943
Printer: H.E. Daw, Government Printer, Victoria, Australia, 1943
  1. [Book], Kate Darian-Smith - University of Melbourne (The) Australian Centre, On the home front: Melbourne in wartime 1939-1945, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1990

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