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Defining Moments in Australian Food

Defining Moments in Australian History

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Quirky defining moments in Australian food

This is the lighter side of Defining Moments in Australian History, where we take a look at nine interesting moments in Australian culinary history. Why not suggest a moment of your own?

1854: Australia’s first Chinese restaurant opens
1891: First commercially produced meat pies
Early 1900s: Lamington created
1923: First jar of Vegemite
1924: First Cherry Ripe produced
1927: First packet of Aeroplane Jelly
1951: First vintage of Penfolds Grange
1964: Tim Tams produced
1980: The Australian Women’s Weekly book published