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The History of Oyster Farming in Australia

  title={The History of Oyster Farming in Australia},
  author={John A. Nell},
  • J. Nell
  • Published 2001
  • Environmental Science, Political Science
Aboriginal Australians consumed oysters before settlement by Europeans as shown by the large number of kitchen middens along Australia's coast. Flat oysters, Ostrea angasi, were consumed in southeastern Australia, whereas both flat and Sydney rock oysters, Saccostrea glomerata, are found in kitchen middens in southern New South Wales (NSW), but only Sydney rock oysters are found in northern NSW and southern Queensland. Oyster fisheries began with the exploitation of dredge beds, for the use of… 

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