Historical information

Orbost Beans & Grains Co-Op was an extension of Snowy River Sweet Corn Co-Op which also sold fresh produce such as corn, squash, zucchini and cucumbers.
This bag is unused and would have been packed with borlotti beans.


Snowy River Seeds started life as a farmers' co-operative (Snowy River Co-op) in 1967.
This item is significant because it was specially made for the seed bean industry which was a major industry in the Orbost district for over a century.

Physical description

A white woven synthetic bag used for packing borlotti beans. Inside a red outline of Australia are seven green beans. Victoria is outlined and Orbost is indicated with a red d t. Print is red and green.

Inscriptions & markings

On front : Grown & Packed By
Orbost Beans & Grain Co-Op 25 kg
Orbost Victoria
Produce of Australia