Dome at Dusk: Feed your land and it will feed you

bookings required

A demonstration of "babcock" testing, 1968 Gift; Victorian Railways. Photographic print : gelatin silver.
Date
20 June 2019, 6:00pm6:30pm
Cost
Free
Bookings
Location Dome Galleries, Level 5
The Dome
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Discover the Better Farming Train, a travelling agricultural school and experimental farm that toured the Victorian countryside during the 1920s and 1930s. Inside each carriage visitors could see demonstrations and lectures on topics from identifying diseased potatoes to child health. Promoting the promises of science, the carriages featured moral messaging to encourage productivity and self-betterment, such as ‘Healthy crops make wealthy owners’, ‘Farm with your head’ and ‘Feed your fields and flourish’.