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Technology in Australia 1788-1988Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
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Chapter 1

I Groping In A Strange Environment: 1788-1851
i The land and its resources
ii Aboriginal use of resources
iii The arrival of Europeans with their technology
iv Technological adaption for human survival
v Technological adaption for economic survival

II Farmers Take The Initiative: 1851-1888

III Enter Education And Science: 1888-1927

IV Agricultural Science Pays Dividends: 1927-1987

V Examples Of Research And Development 1928-1988

VI International Aspects Of Agricultural Research

VII Future Prospects

VIII Acknowledgements



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Technological adaption for human survival (continued)

Livestock grazing tended to be undertaken separately from cropping and at first the animals shipped to the colony from great Britain, the Cape of Good Hope and India, were of very mixed breeds and types. Numbers steadily increased, however, and, from about 1810, sheep and cattle were sufficiently numerous to keep the colonies supplied with meat.[10]

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