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Monbulk, Victoria

Food Stories

Monbulk, Victoria

A taste of Monbulk's food history

Monbulk is a town established in the 1890s in the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne, in the traditional territory of the Wurundjeri people. Fertile soils in the area supported a rich berry farming industry, and the Monbulk jam factory. Explore the changing fortunes of the Monbulk factory, and see a collection of photographs taken by local farmer Robert Cowey in the early 20th century.

Monbulk Primary School

Monbulk Primary School is a small school in the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne. When the school joined the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation program in 2011, parents and other community members pitched in to transform the old library building into the new kitchen, and to establish the kitchen garden.

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.