Yandina// is a Sunshine Coast hinterland town just off the Bruce Highway. Its name comes from ‘yan’, meaning “to go”, and ‘dinna’, meaning “feet”. At the 2011 census, Yandina had a population of 2,221.
Not long before World War 1, some pieces of raw ginger found their way to Buderim, Australia – which was then a small farming area about 100 km (60 miles) north of Brisbane, where the comparatively high rainfall and humidity combined to produce conditions which were ideal for growing this unusual crop.
The interruption to the supply of ginger from China, caused by World War 2, provided the opportunity for growers in the Buderim area to expand their sales. As a result of this, five Buderim farmers met together in an old blacksmith’s shop and formed The Buderim Ginger Grower’s Co-operative…
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