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Stacking wheat, Warwick

Date: 1900-1920
Overall: 152 x 210 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert D McKilliam
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0227[032]

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    A black and white photograph showing three men ina fiels building a hatstack, with two already completed behind them.
    Titled 'Stacking Wheat expl. Farm nr. Warwick'.
    SignificanceThis image is a part of the Captain Robert McKilliam collection. Captain McKilliam worked for the Aberdeen White Star Line for 32 years and sailed aboard such famous clipper ships as SALAMIS and THERMOPYLAE. He moved to Sydney in 1913 where he served as Assistant Wharf Master on Darling Island.
    HistoryThe experimental farm depicted in this image was established near Warwick in 1897 and in a newspaper article soon following its early successes were discussed:

    'He further pointed out, in reply to a question as to whether the farmers were experimenting with new crops that some important experiments were being carried out on the experimental farm at the Hermitage. A wonderful amount of work had been carried out there during the three months it had been in existence.
    The experimental farm consisted of about 260 acres of fairly good land, and was situated about four miles from Warwick, on the Killarney line. They had already many varieties of wheat sown for experimental purposes.
    The farmers had neither the time nor money to go for experiments. They occasionally tried new varieties of wheat, but their experiments were never on an extensive scale."
    - The Warwick Argus, 31 August, 1897
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Three stacks of wheat across the middle with a man stacking wheat from a cart on the right

    Collection title: Stacking wheat, Warwick

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