Royal Flying Doctor Service Australia Doctor treating an injured stockman, outback 1971

Royal Flying Doctor Service, Australia / Doctor treating an injured stockman, outback 1971 / Image courtesy of National Archives of Australia:

WA.158 Loading Wool London Nor West..., c1890 L. Gray-Williams & Co. Loading Wool London Nor West [bullock team near stern], c1890. Albumen paper photograph, titled and annotated "L. Gray-Williams & Co., Fremantle, W.A." in negative below, 17.9 x 13.6cm.

WA.158 Loading Wool London Nor West..., c1890 L. Gray-Williams & Co. Loading Wool London Nor West [bullock team near stern], c1890. Albumen paper photograph, titled and annotated "L. Gray-Williams & Co., Fremantle, W.A." in negative below, 17.9 x 13.6cm.

WA.159 Loading London Nor West..., c1890 L. Gray-Williams & Co. Loading London Nor West [horse drawn wagon in foreground], c1890. Albumen paper photograph, titled and annotated "L. Gray-Williams & Co., Fremantle, W.A." in negative below, 13.2 x 18.7cm.

WA.159 Loading London Nor West..., c1890 L. Gray-Williams & Co. Loading London Nor West [horse drawn wagon in foreground], c1890. Albumen paper photograph, titled and annotated "L. Gray-Williams & Co., Fremantle, W.A." in negative below, 13.2 x 18.7cm.

The Table Top Wool Wagon is among the largest animal-drawn road vehicles ever built. It was a unique Australian invention, built to transport wool from sheep farms to train stations and harbours.   As many as forty bullocks, or thirty horses, pulled the vehicles over distances of up to 1600 km.  Table Top Wool Wagons (also known as "jinkers" or "ships of the desert") appeared at the end of the nineteenth century and remained in use until the (continues on page)

The Limits of Animal Powered Transportation: Table Top Wool Wagons

WA.157 Loading Wool London Nor West..., c1890 L. Gray-Williams & Co. Loading Wool London Nor West [man with horses near the stern], c1890. Albumen paper photograph, titled and annotated "L. Gray-Williams & Co., Fremantle, W.A." in negative below, 13.8 x 18.9cm.  Annotated in album "Loading Wool at London, W.A. (about a 30ft tide here)."

WA.157 Loading Wool London Nor West..., c1890 L. Gray-Williams & Co. Loading Wool London Nor West [man with horses near the stern], c1890. Albumen paper photograph, titled and annotated "L. Gray-Williams & Co., Fremantle, W.A." in negative below, 13.8 x 18.9cm. Annotated in album "Loading Wool at London, W.A. (about a 30ft tide here)."

th-Bullock-team Wauchope NSW: Timbertown

th-Bullock-team Wauchope NSW: Timbertown

Wauchope NSW - Timbertown

Wauchope NSW - Timbertown

Table top wool waggon 2

The Limits of Animal Powered Transportation: Table Top Wool Wagons

85/1284-252 Glass negative, full plate, 'Snigging a log', Kerry and Co, Sydney, Australia, c. 1884-1917 - Powerhouse Museum Collection

85/1284-252 Glass negative, full plate, 'Snigging a log', Kerry and Co, Sydney, Australia, c. 1884-1917 - Powerhouse Museum Collection

http://youtu.be/vA3xAAqgppI

Film of bullock team hauling log up Numinbah Valley as the old bullockies did in the old days

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