Early Australia teamsters used for heavy haulage stopping for 'smoko'.

Teamsters stop for 'smoko'. By the late century roads were improving and horse teams were supplanting bullocks (young castrated bulls) as the main mode of heavy haulage. Horses could travelmuch faster than a bullock team's top speed of only (about

Diggers

This old photo shows men and boys digging for gold in the Australian gold rush. The novel's latter chapters take place amid the gold rush and feature rebellious prospectors called "diggers.

1850's gold rush town

gold rush town (National Library of Australia)


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