Local Area History

The turkey that laid the golden egg (well almost!)

Hi everyone,

This week Ian has explored further into life for the early settlers of the Orara Valley. Turkeys, pigeons, wallaby and fish supplied food to old cedar cutters who depended on game for food.  They had no time to go for food to Bellingen / Raleigh.

Of course, now they are a protected species and a regular site all along the eastern seaboard, but in the days of the early settlers, bush turkeys were a source of food along with other game. What types of food did your grandparents eat that you would not eat now? We’d love to hear your stories!

As for the golden egg, you will just have to read the story! >>> Click here to read more <<<

JJ Harrison (https://www.jjharrison.com.au/)CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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