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