National Geographic : 1942 Apr
Anzac Veterans of World War I Turned a Wilderness into This Stretch of Vineyards and Orchards inBerri When they returned from the battlefields of Europe, the Government gave them undeveloped land along theRiver Murray inSouth Australia (page 433). Here they dug irrigation ditches and planted grapevines, fruit trees, and alfalfa. Today a third of their 23,400-acresettlement iscultivated. Each year they ship vast quantities of raisins, dried apricots, pears, peaches, figs, and nectarines to market.