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Registration Number: H8329

Name or Title: Bullock Dray

Classification: CH classification TRANSPORT Bullock dray

Brief Description: This object is on loan from the Royal Historical Society of Queensland. The bullock drays were the main transport in Australia from the 1790s to 1860s.

Collection: Social History

Production Place: New South Wales/Australia

Production Date: 1850-1870

History and Use: Bullock drays were the main form of transport in Australia from around 1800 to the 1870s. Many were used from the 1820s to carry wool bales. Each dray would be pulled by eight to ten bullocks and carried three tonnes of wool.

This Bullock Dray was constructed at Maitland, N.S.W.in around 1860 for Mr Wyndham of Winton Station, Goondiwindi. On its first trip to his property it carried station supplies and two large pots to be used for boiling down cattle and sheep for tallow. After many year use at Winton Station it was given to Donald Gunn of Pikedale, who renovated it and allowed its to be used in the Warwick Centenary in 1940. Mr Gunn, M.L.A. subsequently donated it to the Royal Queensland Historical Society.

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