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Transporting cream on horseback at Dorrigo Plateau, c1911

This photographic negative shows two men on horseback transporting tins of cream. It was taken in the Dorrigo area of New South Wales by Kerry and Co between 1905 and 1917. The men and horses are on a dirt track surrounded by bushes, tall stands of trees and birdsnest ferns. The caption, studio number and studio mark are ...

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'Founding a Dairy Farm', 1884-1917

This full plate glass negative entitled 'Founding a Dairy Farm' was takenby Sydney photographic studio Kerry and Co at some stage between 1884 and 1917. The silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format depicts cattle in a field which is in the process of being fenced. The caption, studio number and studio ...

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Sheep ready for shearing, Swan Hill, 1959

This is a black-and-white image depicting four men herding a group of sheep into a shearing pen on a Swan Hill farm. The photograph is part of the Laurie Richards Collection of photographs at Museum Victoria. Its dimensions are: width, 103 mm x height: 100 mm.

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Three men on horseback, droving sheep with dogs, c1910

This is a photograph showing Dr Sydney Pern and John Joseph 'JJ' O'Connor droving sheep with another man in the Gippsland hills, around 1910. The image was collected as part of the Melbourne's Biggest Family Album project in 2006. It is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Cattle swimming to St Margaret Island, c1910

This black-and-white photograph shows cattle swimming in a line towards St Margaret Island. It was taken in about 1910. What appears to be a fenced wooden walkway runs through the water from the mainland to the island, onto which a few of the cattle are climbing. Post-and-rail fencing runs across the island from its edge. ...

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Outback House - many ways of working on a station

Imagine leaving your home to take part in a reality TV show about life on Oxley Downs, a sheep station built to look and work as a real station would have in the 1860s. Join the Allcourt children who did this, as they spend their first day of learning with the new governess. Discover how well the sheep wash, built by the ...

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The post-war wool boom, 1947

'The post-war wool boom' is an excerpt from the film 'Men and Mobs' (20 min), produced in 1947. Sheep and the Australian economy cannot be separated. 'Men and Mobs' relates the growth of Australia's flocks, starting with the few Spanish merinos that John Macarthur mated to the progeny of Indian sheep brought out by founder ...

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Envirostories: my life on a sheep farm

This is an ebook about sheep and wool production on an Australian sheep farm near Euchareena in New South Wales. Intended for a mid to upper primary school audience, the book was written by Alan Wykes, a sheep farmer's son who was a year 6 student at a local school in 2012. It includes information on the farm's Merino rams; ...

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Discover dairy: from farm to plate

This is a multilayered unit of work for teachers about dairy farming in Australia. There are ten main sections, listed under the heading 'From farm to plate'. The resource includes information, images and learning activities about dairy farms, dairy cows, milk processing, dairy foods and the history of dairy farming. There ...

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Farming through history: Science and sustainability Years 3-4

This study guide looks at the historical context of cattle and sheep farming in Australia and how farming, environment and community interact in remote and urban Australia. Students will learn how cattle and sheep production has developed from the time of the early settlers to the 21st century. They will build an understanding ...

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Unloading milk cans on the river dock in 1933

This is silent footage from a 1933 documentary entitled 'The castle, Clarence River and Mount Ogilvie'. The footage shows a group of men unloading milk cans onto a dock on the Clarence River in New South Wales and placing them on a conveyor belt that is carrying the milk cans further up the river bank to a butter factory.

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Dairy student, Colombo Plan, 1968

This is a black-and-white photograph of two men at a mechanised feeding trough with three calves. The image is titled, 'Mohammed Daub bin K Otham (Malaysian Colombo Plan student) learns to handle modern calf-feeding equipment under direction of Mr Neville Hanke'. The student looks on as Mr Hanke manoeuvres a calf into position ...

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Whale-tooth scrimshaw showing a blindfolded horseman, 1855-65

This is a scrimshawed and partly hollowed whale's tooth, cream in colour, depicting a blindfolded horseman wearing a cape and a Macedonian helmet. It was carved by Alfred Evans in Australia between 1855 and 1856. The horseman is brandishing a sword while mounted on a raised horse. The item is 65 mm wide.

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'The farmer's flock', 1884-1917

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney. It was taken sometime between 1884 and 1917, and depicts a farmer herding a flock of sheep along a country road. The caption, studio number and studio mark are inscribed on the reverse ...

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Watering cattle at Mt Kosciuszko, c1900

This is a full plate silver gelatin glass photographic negative depicting two horsemen watering cattle at Mt Kosciuszko. It was published by the Sydney photographic studio Kerry and Co, probably in about 1900. The caption, studio number and studio mark are inscribed on the reverse of the negative. The image is 21.5 cm wide ...

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'Cattle coming in to water', 1884-1917

This is a full plate glass negative entitled 'Cattle Coming in to Water' taken bythe Sydney photographic studio Kerry and Co at some stage between 1884 and 1917. The silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format depicts a collection of dark, white and speckled cattle coming to drink from a dam. Trees can be ...

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'Afghan' camel train on the Wanaaring Road, 1855-1917

This black-and-white photographic negative depicts a man leading a train of camels along a dirt track towards the camera. Another man astride a camel appears to be moving out of the left frame. The full-plate photographic gelatin emulsion negative is thought to have been taken by George Bell at some stage between 1890 and 1900.

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'Watering sheep in the interior', c1890

This is a full plate glass negative entitled 'Watering Sheep in the Interior'. It was taken by Sydney photographic studio Kerry and Co between 1884 and 1917. The silver gelatin dry plate glass negative depicts sheep in a flat rural area where much of the land has been cleared. Large numbers of sheep are assembled on two ...

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'A Modern Australian Shearer', 1884-1917

This full plate glass negative was taken by sydney photographic studio Kerry and Co at some stage between 1884 and 1917. It depicts a young man in pants, kerchief, shirt, vest and hat on a bicycle. There is a bag draped over the bicycle and a dog sits beside it. The caption, studio number and studio mark are inscribed on ...

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'A Wool Team', 1884-1917

This full plate glass negative was taken by the Sydney photographic studio Kerry and Co at some stage between 1884 and 1917. It depicts a bullock team pulling a cart laden with wool across a stream. A man astride a horse stands in the stream watching the cart. The caption, studio number and studio mark are inscribed on ...