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Not all eggs are from the Easter Bunny!!

In the early 1900 new settlers in the Mundaring shire took up poultry farming as there was increased demand for eggs on the Goldfields.

Several hills settlers, notably in Mahogany Creek specialised in the egg and poultry markets.

By the 1930s Mahogany Creek was recognised as the centre of the hills poultry industry with several farmers specialising in black Orpingtons and white Leghorns.

Jan Lyon feeding chickens on the family poultry farm in Glen Forrest

It was popular for towns to have Easter Shows, similar to our Royal Show where prizes are given for best cake, best flower and other competitions.

Heather Morgan winner of best child's pony - Miss Muffet in 1951 at the Eastern Hills Agricultural Show.

Darlington ladies admiring the fern display at the Eastern Hills Agricultural Show 1951


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