Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Re-Cap: Eat History Week

Tony Biffin Dairy Farm Cawdor

‘Eat History’ was a wonderful theme for History Week events in early September. Camden library, historical and family history societies worked together to present a program of events which were enjoyed local people and visitors to the area. At ‘History over high tea’ sandwiches, cakes and tarts on three tiered cake stands and brewed tea and coffee from fine china were enjoyed whilst participants listened to a fascinating talk about the history of tea drinking. Secret family recipes were shared and sampled by family history buffs and locals talked about Camden cooking of yesteryear at the museum. A tour of graves of farmers of the Burragorang Valley brought to light stories of those involved with food production before the valley was flooded. Pre-schoolers loved getting their hands on old fashioned cooking utensils at the museum. Displays of items relating to cooking in the area will remain on display until 22nd September in Camden Library/ Museum galleria. The photographic exhibition ‘Camden Eats’ in Camden Library will continue until the end of October and can also be viewed online at:


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