Family farms have been the foundation of Australian agriculture for a long time and the Postregna family’s Tamarix egg production enterprise on Melbourne’s sprawling south east fringe reflects a typical history. It started “closer in” and moved out in response to the expanding metropolis, adapting to changing circumstances but staying focused on the core business.
Like many others post-World War 2, Agostino ‘Gus’ Postregna immigrated to Australia from north east Italy, near the Slovenian border, to make a new life in Australia. He worked at many hard and menial jobs as he and his wife Alma raised a family and, in the early 1960s, leased a property in Keysborough producing both chickens and eggs. Read More
Today Tamarix Poultry Farm is operated by Gus and Alma’s son Andrew Postregna and his wife Lisa who met as Business Studies students at university. Andrew’s sisters Giuliana, Teresa and Ivana also continue in the industry although not at Tamarix Poultry Farm. Read More