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Technology in Australia 1788-1988Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
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Chapter 2

I Technology Transported; 1788-1840

II Technology Established; 1840-1940

III The Coming Of Science

IV From Science To Technology: The Post-war Years

V Products And Processes
i Frozen Foods
ii Instant and Convenience Foods
iii Dairy Technology
iv Packaging

VI Conclusion

VII Acknowledgements



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Products And Processes

A walk through any food supermarket in the 1980s makes a dramatic change from a visit to the family grocer, for those who remember it, immediately after the Second World War. There is now a bewildering array of packaged goods, but surprisingly enough, most of them are variations on older, well-known products or prepared foods, such as breakfast cereals. which the housewife previously made up at home. There are few really new products and fewer Australian ones. Packaging and presentation create the illusion of greater changes than have actually occurred in the technologies. Two major post-war changes were the introduction of frozen foods and the trend to instant and convenience foods.

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