Welcome to the Australian food history timeline

This website traces the history of Australian food since white settlement in 1788, with a glance at what came before. Use the menu to jump to a decade, or search for a specific topic. (On mobiles, scroll down to see the bottom menu.) The Australian food history timeline project started as a spin-off from my food memoir, Me and My Big Mouth. But it kept expanding. You can still buy the memoir by following this link.

What's new?

I keep adding new stories to this website. Like these:
1876: Tea in packets for the first time
1898: White Wings brand name registered
1959: Continental food
in Sydney
1940: Raw prawn enters the Australian lexicon
MacRobertson confectionery founded 
1891: Allen's confectionery founded in Melbourne
1939?: Kool Mints
introduced by Griffiths Sweets
1948: Wagon Wheels invented

Book out of print, sorry

Sadly, my book based on the timeline - A Timeline of Australian Food: from mutton to MasterChef - is now officially out of print. So you can't buy it any longer unless your bookstore has an orphan copy hanging around somewhere.  Your local library may have a copy on the shelves. Sorry, there's no eBook - at least not yet.  I'm going to investigate future options with the publisher. More about the book here.

And some video?

I also have a YouTube video channel, a mix of foodie home movies and some slicker promotional ones made for the book launch. This is where you'll see a sample.

But wait, there's more

You’ll find other, mostly food-related musings in My (Other) Blog  – the link takes you to my author website Me and My Big Mouth. Or check out my YouTube channel here to see Australian food history timeline stories brought to life. For updates and other fun stuff,  follow the Timeline on Facebook. 

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