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SGS110 Food Set SGS110 Food Set
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FOOD Since James Cook first landed on South Georgia in 1775, the island’s history has been closely related to the edible plants and animals found there. Attitudes towards food and appropriate use of natural resources have changed significantly over the subsequent 250 years, but the rich associations and stories behind food remain an important part of the islands cultural heritage. 55p Medicinal fo…
SGS110 Food £0.55 Full Sheet SGS110 Food £0.55 Full Sheet
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55p Medicinal food – Greater burnet One of the earliest examples of South Georgia’s biota being eaten by humans was the use of Aceana magellanica, commonly known as greater burnet, that was consumed because of its high vitamin C content. A sample of burnet, collected by Captain Cook’s botanists, Johann Reinhold and Georg Forster, still rests in the Natural History Museum in London. It is thought t…
SGS110 Food £0.55 Se-tenant Pair SGS110 Food £0.55 Se-tenant Pair
£1.10
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55p Medicinal food – Greater burnet One of the earliest examples of South Georgia’s biota being eaten by humans was the use of Aceana magellanica, commonly known as greater burnet, that was consumed because of its high vitamin C content. A sample of burnet, collected by Captain Cook’s botanists, Johann Reinhold and Georg Forster, still rests in the Natural History Museum in London. It is thought t…
SGS110 Food £0.70 Full Sheet SGS110 Food £0.70 Full Sheet
£7.00
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70p Introduced food - Reindeer The 1800’s saw an itinerant wave of sealers and merchant adventurers coming to the island, leaving little evidence of their work other than the occasional tripot and beaches devoid of fur and elephant seals. The establishment of the first whaling station at Grytviken in 1904 brought not only the destructive force of newly mechanised whale catchers, it also brought me…
SGS110 Food £0.70 Se-tenant Pair SGS110 Food £0.70 Se-tenant Pair
£1.40
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70p Introduced food - Reindeer The 1800’s saw an itinerant wave of sealers and merchant adventurers coming to the island, leaving little evidence of their work other than the occasional tripot and beaches devoid of fur and elephant seals. The establishment of the first whaling station at Grytviken in 1904 brought not only the destructive force of newly mechanised whale catchers, it also brought me…
SGS110 Food £0.80 Full Sheet SGS110 Food £0.80 Full Sheet
£8.00
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80p Farmed food - Pigs Farmed animals were brought in to add variety to the diet of the whalers, including sheep, poultry and pigs. Almost all whaling stations had heated piggeries and sustained populations of several hundred animals. During the summer, pigs were allowed to root on the flensing plan leading some to comment that the pork tasted of whale. Pork was also eaten by non-whalers and was a…
SGS110 Food £0.80 Se-tenant Pair SGS110 Food £0.80 Se-tenant Pair
£1.60
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80p Farmed food - Pigs Farmed animals were brought in to add variety to the diet of the whalers, including sheep, poultry and pigs. Almost all whaling stations had heated piggeries and sustained populations of several hundred animals. During the summer, pigs were allowed to root on the flensing plan leading some to comment that the pork tasted of whale. Pork was also eaten by non-whalers and was a…

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