A wool team taking wool to market – photo of the day
Published by Paula Bray onAugust 15, 2010 in Photo of the day.
A wool team taking wool to market
A century ago the journey to market was often long, difficult and expensive. From Western NSW, it could take between three and nine months to deliver wool to a main port then return home again with supplies. The effort involved must have weighed heavily against the value of a good wool clip.
Many graziers used bullock teams because they were stronger than horses over rough terrain. When railways opened throughout NSW in the late 1800s, it became very much faster and easier to send wool and other produce to market.
Photography by Charles Kerry Studio
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