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Alexander Macleay

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

(1767–1848)

was a colonial official who fostered the development of science in the colony. He arrived in NSW in 1826 as colonial secretary and was appointed to the Executive...

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Allan Cunningham

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

(1791–1839), English plant collector, who became a gardener at Kew in 1808 and was one of the many collectors sent by Sir Joseph Banks to unexplored parts of the world.

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Blenheim palace

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — British History.

(Oxon.). Home of the dukes of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Situated in Woodstock, Blenheim palace was given to John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, in gratitude...

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California

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

It is estimated that approximately 300,000 Native Americans inhabited the area now know as California before Spanish explorers arrived in search of wealth. On September 28, 1542, an...

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Chatsworth House

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — British History.

(Derbys.). Country seat of the Cavendishes, dukes of Devonshire. The Elizabethan house, begun by Sir William Cavendish in 1552 and completed by his widow Bess of Hardwick (Lady Shrewsbury),...

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dairy industry

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

Down to the late 17th century cattle were valued in Ireland primarily for their milk rather than their beef‐producing qualities. From earliest times, milk and dairy products had occupied a...

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Edna Walling

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — Australasian and Pacific History.

(1895–1973), acknowledged as Australia's most significant and prolific landscape designer.

English born, she spent her early years in Devon, arriving in Australia c.1914. Her first...

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Fourth of July

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — United States History.

The Continental Congress of the United States declared independence from England in its convention in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. At first, celebrations were scattered and sporadic, but...

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Germans

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — History of the Americas.

People of German-speaking background have migrated to Canada from the beginning of European settlement. By 1991 every tenth Canadian acknowledged German ethnic origin. Almost two-thirds of...

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Gustavus Franklin Swift

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — United States History.

Gustavus Franklin Swift (1839–1903) was the eponymous founder of one of America's largest and best-known meat-processing companies. He is credited with introducing refrigeration to food...

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