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Double box wool press. Made of timber and iron. Manufactured in Dunkeld, Victoria. Both boxes are filled then the top box is hinged to be placed on top of the lower box before the wool is pressed.

Double box wool press. Made of timber and iron. Manufactured in Dunkeld, Victoria. Both boxes are filled then the top box is hinged to be placed on top of the lower box before the wool is pressed.

Shearing Shed Dawn, Mungo National Park, New South Wales, Australia. Photography by Michael Boniwell, Chockstone Photography.

Shearing Shed Dawn, Mungo National Park, New South Wales, Australia. Photography by Michael Boniwell, Chockstone Photography.

Aussie outback dunnies  - "They were funny-looking buildings, that were once a way of life, If you couldn't sprint the distance, then you really were in strife.  They were nailed, they were wired, but were mostly falling down, There was one in every yard, in every house, in every town. They were given many names, some were even funny,  But to most of us, we knew them as the outhouse or the dunny."  -- Anonymous

Aussie outback dunnies - "They were funny-looking buildings, that were once a way of life, If you couldn't sprint the distance, then you really were in strife. They were nailed, they were wired, but were mostly falling down, There was one in every yard, in every house, in every town. They were given many names, some were even funny, But to most of us, we knew them as the outhouse or the dunny." -- Anonymous

John Osborne, painter and signwriter, Gulgong, NSW, 1872. -  Photo Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss

John Osborne, painter and signwriter, Gulgong, NSW, 1872. - Photo Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss

Greenvale Homestead, Willaura, was built in the early 1850s. The original selection covered more than 60,000 acres, with the Hopkins River running the length of the property. Greenvale is associated with several prominent Western District pioneers, firstly Irish immigrant Robert Adams who held the lease on the property in the late 1840s to early 1850s. A successful pastoralist, at his death in 1862 he left his Greenvale-born daughter £16,000. She was Anne Glenny Wilson (later Lady Wilson), a…

Greenvale Homestead, Willaura, was built in the early 1850s. The original selection covered more than 60,000 acres, with the Hopkins River running the length of the property. Greenvale is associated with several prominent Western District pioneers, firstly Irish immigrant Robert Adams who held the lease on the property in the late 1840s to early 1850s. A successful pastoralist, at his death in 1862 he left his Greenvale-born daughter £16,000. She was Anne Glenny Wilson (later Lady Wilson), a…

Eurambeen East Homestead, Beaufort, dates back to 1862, when brothers George and Francis Beggs settled in the area. They were Irish potato farmers, driven out of Ireland by the potato blight; they came to Australia and settled in the Western District as sheep farmers in 1850. Francis lived at neighbouring Eurambeen, while George and his wife, Charlotte, had the eleven-roomed bluestone house at Eurambeen East built using Oregon timber and stone that was quarried locally and hand chiselled by…

Eurambeen East Homestead, Beaufort, dates back to 1862, when brothers George and Francis Beggs settled in the area. They were Irish potato farmers, driven out of Ireland by the potato blight; they came to Australia and settled in the Western District as sheep farmers in 1850. Francis lived at neighbouring Eurambeen, while George and his wife, Charlotte, had the eleven-roomed bluestone house at Eurambeen East built using Oregon timber and stone that was quarried locally and hand chiselled by…

In 1973, the Victorian Government commissioned Harold Freedman to paint The Transport Mural. It is featured across the width of the main hall of the former Spencer Street Station. pic. Rennie Ellis collection. State Library of Victoria

In 1973, the Victorian Government commissioned Harold Freedman to paint The Transport Mural. It is featured across the width of the main hall of the former Spencer Street Station. pic. Rennie Ellis collection. State Library of Victoria

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