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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.


'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 ...


Bullock team moving a road roller, 1880-1900

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin full-plate glass negative produced by the studio of Henry King, Sydney. It shows a bushland scene. In the centre a man is tending to a team of bullocks pulling a road roller. The image is titled 'Bullock team'. The caption, studio number and studio mark are inscribed ...


Bullock yoke

This is a bullock yoke, date and place of manufacture unknown. The yoke is made from a length of wood of a roughly rectangular cross-section. It has been carved to form curved depressions that allow it to rest across the necks of two bullocks and yoke them together. Two U-shaped metal rods (bows) protrude through the wood ...


Antarctic huskies Morrie and Ursa

This photograph shows Morrie and Ursa, two of the last of the huskies used in the Australian Antarctic Territory and now on display at the Melbourne Museum.

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My Place - Episode 24: 1788: Dan, First contact

Dan is ordered to capture Waruwi's dingo for the governor. He tries to warn Waruwi that the marines plan to take her dog but is unable to communicate his intentions in time. Waruwi attacks the camp with stones, putting the marines on a state of alert.


Camel packsaddle, bell, hobbles and nose peg, 1880s

This is a camel packsaddle from South Australia that was in use in the 1880s. The packsaddle, which measures 63 cm (height) x 70 cm (width) x 126 cm (length), comprises a timber-framed hessian saddle padded with straw. Timber branches or crosspieces form the framework. Six sticks on each side of the saddle have been roped ...