Glenora Bushy Park Hop Fields, Tasmania, Australia 1923By Remembering the Past Australia / August 12, 2020 / Australia / 0 Comments
Glenora, Tasmania, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
In 1822 William Shoobridge arrived in Van Diemen’s Land with some hops. He is credited with being the first person to grow hops in Tasmania although there are other claims. In 1867 William Shoobridge’s son, Ebenezer, came to the Styx valley and began growing and processing hops. With a combination of religious zeal and hard-nosed capitalism, he managed to make Bushy Park the largest producer of hops in both Australia and the Southern Hemisphere. [Bushy Park, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 February 2004]
Showing Glenora Bushy Park Hop Fields. Tasmania, Australia. Original photo published 1923.
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