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Local Events - Tasmania

sunny 31 °C

Not all good trips need over night stays and a long journey.
We explored some of the local events happening in the area:

Cadbury Factory
Cadbury's Chocolate Factory is a working chocolate factory belonging to the Australian division of international confectionery company Cadbury Schweppes, and is located in Claremont, near Hobart. Despite being a working production facility, Cadbury's Claremont has a rich history with 18 heritage listed buildings on the site. The factory still features pure granite "Conching" machines which are over 60 years old but are still in use.

Freddie moulds:
Cockatoo & Koala moulds:
East Egg moulds:

Following Cadbury UK's successful 1922 merger with rival chocolatiers, Fry's, Cadbury's decided to expand overseas. As Australia was one of the company's largest export markets, it was decided to be an appropriate location for their new operations. Tasmania was chosen as the location following extensive research, due to the state's cheap provision of hydro electricity by the Hydro Electric Commission, cool climate and the availability of high-quality fresh dairy production and supply.
The building of the new complex was a massive undertaking, and the new facility was modelled upon Cadbury's Bournville facilities, down to the provision of housing, shops, and sports and other facilities for the employees. The new estate was called "Cadbury's Estate" and was located on the banks of the Derwent River in Claremont to the north of Glenorchy.
Various wrappers:
Most of the milk used to make Cadbury's products is sourced from the North-West region of Tasmania and processed at Cadbury's Burnie milk depot. The milk is then transported to Hobart in B-Double road tankers.
Bilky Bandicoot(instead of the Easter Bunny!)
our purchases for the day:
Though it's not like Cadbury's in the UK, as it's made form different sugar, and different milk.

Shakespeare in the Garden
The sheltered, landscaped grounds of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens hold historic plant collections and a large number of significant trees, many dating from the nineteenth century.
However, it is more than just stunning gardens when Directions Theatre offer up an alfresco experience – Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS.
The Comedy of Errors is Shakespeare's first comedy, and definitely one of his funniest. The comedy is fast and furious, the plot gets wilder and wilder as the play moves to its climax. Done in Bollywood style this production promises plenty of colour and movement.

141st Bushy Park Show
A small country show featuring classic cars, circus performances, western horsemanship displays, equestrian, cattle & sheep judging, yard Dog competition, wood chopping
and mini horse competition

Posted by charlystyles 13:29 Archived in Australia Tagged cadbury shakepeare_in_the_garden bushy_park_show

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