Grass is Australia’s 1st resource rush before the Gold Rush

James Boyce is an honorary research associate at the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Environmental Studies. He is the author of “1835: The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia” andVan Diemen’s Land”
James is a Tasmanian based author who has a clear understanding on the productivity and food value of native grasslands. James clarifies how quickly people arriving in Tasmania were able to ‘live off the land’. His insight into this is in contrast with our belief on how hard it was for people arriving around Sydney cove.

At the conference, James spoke in detail about the productivity and food value of native grasslands.

In this clip, James stated that the Australian land did create a new people who rose from poverty and found a new freedom. The grass resource was critical to the settlement and conquest of the continent.

This is a sneak peek of the “8th Stipa National Native Grasslands Conference Theme: Potential of Native Grasses” Film presented by 15 speakers in 3 Days. To see more clips and how to get a copy of the Film, go here:

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