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Southern aboriginal tribes have enjoyed the bountiful fish and riverine foods of the Huon River for thousands of years. In the 1830's Europeans heading south from Hobart Town began clearing the river shores for farms for fruit and vegetables. Three families : the Heriots, Walkers and now the Rolley's have worked this river farm in the last 180 years. The original plantings of apples were replaced with cattle grazing and now cool temperate vine growing has become the focus of farm activity. The main planted grape variety is Pinot (95%) with small plantings of Chardonnay and Slyvannar (5%).