This is the story, the story of Van Diemen's Land (Now Australian Tasmania).
Named by European explorers, Abel Tasman, for the large island of Tasmania, Van Diemen’s Land is located off the southern coast of the Australian mainland.
In 1803, a small group of 33 convicts and 16 soldiers and officials first established a small settlement on the Derwent River, and drove hundreds of sheep across the wild and impenetrable forests of north-west Tasmania to carve out an agricultural property, which exists to this day.
Historically, almost half of the British convicts who came to Australia came to Van Diemen's Land, where they found a land of bounty and a penal society, a kangaroo economy and a new way of life.
The conditions were extreme, but this vast virgin land was not experienced as a hostile or forbidding place, but rather a comparatively benign refuge from the brutality of servitude. Those convicts were changed by the natural world they encountered. Escaping authority, they soon settled away from the towns, dressing in kangaroo-skin and living off the land. Behind the official attempt to create a Little England was another story of adaptation, in which the poor, the exiled and the criminal made a new home in a strange land.
The Van Diemen's Land (VDL) Company, as the biggest dairy farming business in Australia, has a long and entrenched place in Tasmanian history.
Originally established by King George IV and Lord Bathurst as a Charter Company in 1824, King George IV signed a parchment document in the following year, granting VDL Company 350,000 hectares of land in the fledging colony that was to become Tasmania.
The Van Diemen's Land Company has thereafter been operated under Royal Charter, to which was attached the King's Great Seal for the next 170 years or so. And VDL’s life begins from this 142,000-hectare tract of land, including a 41,000-hectare parcel named Woolnorth.
Operating on its original royal charter land grant longer than any other company in the world, VDL remains a beautifully preserved national estate property, testament to the enduring legacy of the company in the north-west region.
The pure, fresh milk that comes to you from VAN Dairy has
its origins in the lush green pastures of Woolnorth Station,
home of the historic Van Diemen’s Land Farms (VDL).
Located in the remote coastal region of Cape Grim in northwest Tasmania, VDL was established in 1825, and is one
of Australia’s oldest companies.
It incorporates a total of 25 dairy farms and 19,000 cows,
making it Australia’s biggest milk producer.
Van Diemen’s Land Farms is proud to continue the long
tradition of producing Australia’s purest, cleanest, freshest
milk and milk products for your family’s health and enjoyment.
You can buy Van milk or activate membership card on WeChat Official Accounts from September 29, 2017. Please scan the following QR code or search “VanMilk” on WeChat Official Accounts to follow us.
The customers who have purchased or activated the membership cards, we will complete your order as usual .If you want to get more information, please feel free to call us, we will try our best to solve your problems.