Local, Independant and Effective
October 14, 2015

Century of farming family heritage worth acknowledging

Independent Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan AO, is encouraging farming families in Indi who have a history of being on the land for a century or more to apply for a new award.

The next round of Australian Century Farm & Station Awards (ACSFA) is open. The ACFSA aims to recognise the significant achievements of families that have passed the family farm or station.

“Farming heritage deserves to be recognised. Many families that settled in the North East have created an agricultural legacy and have a long and proud history. Their hard work and dedication to farming resulted in a considerable contribution to our part of the world,” Ms McGowan said.

“This is also an opportunity to honour and document the rich stories that dominate rural Australia and keeping this important history alive.”

The Glass family settled at Redlands in 1856 at Allans Flat near Yackandandah, and were one of six plaque recipients in the inaugural Australian Century Farm & Station Awards held at Parliament House in Canberra on October 12.

Ms McGowan delivered a speech in Parliament encouraging farming families to apply for an award, and congratulated all the families for their contribution to our country.  

Visit http://centuryfarms.org.au/ for information.



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