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Aldinga, SA

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Aldinga, SA

A silver coloured agricultural medal with engraved text on one side which reads 'Best / MAN'. Engraved text on opposite side reads 'Awarded / to / JOHN BENNETT, / at the / annual ploughing / MATCH / ALDINGA / September 14th 1853.

Aldinga food history

Aldinga is on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula, about 45 kilometres south of Adelaide. It is part of the traditional lands of the Kaurna people. Since Europeans settled the area in the 1840s, the fertile soils of the Aldinga Plains have supported grain and vegetable crops, vineyards, fruit orchards and dairies.

a close-up photo of hands and green jug watering a raised bed of young plants

Aldinga Beach School

Aldinga Beach School joined the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program in 2011. With new housing developments in the surrounding area, the school population has grown to more than 600 students.

People and the Environment

Food Stories is part of the National Museum's People and the Environment program. Discover more stories about people's relationships with Australia's natural and built environments on our People and the Environment website.