German Wagon

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Four-wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle. Pink and green.
CH classification TRANSPORT Horse wagon
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The German wagon design came to Australia via South Australia with the first German settlers in the 1840s, and to south-east Queensland in the1860s. German wagons were subsequently made by local wagon builders. They were popular with many farmers in South East Queensland, not just those of German ancestry. German wagons carried all manner of farm produce, and even passengers as the farming family went to town or church. Smaller versions were sometimes called 'pumpkin wagons'.

Painted by the Queensland Museum in the late 1960s to represent faded red and green colours of a working vehicle around Bundaberg, the Lockyer Valley or Gold Coast hinterland.A red/blue colour scheme would have been more common on the Darling Downs.
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