Photograph 7495819
A unique fruit and vegetable producing area is growing up around the small town of Carnarvon, on the coast of Western Australia, 700 miles north of Perth. Market gardeners are producing pumpkins, bananas, beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, capsicums, peas, melons, peanuts, mangoes, papaws and grapefruit. Motor trucks take the produce to Perth for sale. Two miles from Carnarvon is the Babbage Island whaling station, which processes 1 000 whales annually. Banana planter, Bruno Rumich, 36, was a doctor of Agriculture in Naples before migrating to Australia in 1950. The Rumichs who have been banana planting full-time for only three months, will grow beans between seasons. March 1959

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A12111, 1/1959/16/262
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