Deposit N159 - Oyster Farmers' Association of New South Wales deposit

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Oyster Farmers' Association of New South Wales deposit


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1.33 m

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(1928 - 2005)

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The Association's history dates back to the formation of the New South Wales Oyster Farmers’ Association in 1928. Subsequent entities included the North Coast Oyster Farmers’ Association; the Australian Oyster Farmers’ and Processors’ Association, 1980-1987; and the Oyster Farmers’ Association of Australia, 1987-1990. In 1990 the OFAA changed its name to the Oyster Farmers’ Association of New South Wales to emphasise the oyster-farming industry of NSW. At its maximum extent the OFA (NSW) encompassed thirteen geographical branches, based on regions of coastal NSW, and a single branch representing oyster processors regardless of location. The OFA (NSW) dissolved on 2 December 2005. Some of its functions were effectively taken over by the NSW Farmers Association Oyster Committee.

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Minutes, membership registers, financial statements, annual reports, and publications The Oyster Bulletin (1976-1978) and The Australian Oyster (1982-1992) and Oyster News (1991-2002). Includes records of predecessors NSW Oyster Farmers' Association and Oyster Farmers' Association of Australia.


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  • English

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Entered from deposit description on 19 November 2012


  • English



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