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Stock bulls at Queensland Agricultural College

Date: 1900-1920
Dimensions:
Overall: 153 x 202 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert D McKilliam
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0227[053]

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    Description
    Black and white photograph of bulls standing in a paddock overseen by a single farmer.
    The title of the photograph is 'Stock bulls at Q Agni college'.

    The Queensland Agricultural College was opened in 1897 as a combined agricultural college and experimental farm and was thge result of a 20 year debate by farmers and politicians on ways to boost agricultural and stock production in Queensland.
    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 Queensland Agricultural College, established at Gatton in 1897, was a two purpose decision. It was to serve as an agricultural training college for young men from 16 years of age in addition to the experimentation and development of crops and farming techniques.
    The site of Gatton was finally decided upon after nearly two decades of parliamentary debate for its location near the railway and its various soil types. The college was seen as being an essential development for Queensland in attracting new colonists and addressing the diverse environment of Queensland farming.
    In addition to offering long term training courses for men, the college also offered shorter courses for established farmers such as milk testing and sugar farming in order to encourage diversity and expansion.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: View of foreground with five bulls standing in group over flattened grass at the lower left is a man with dark beard and soft hat

    Collection title: Stock bulls at Queensland Agricultural College

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