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Making storm stooks, Hermitage State Farm

Date: 1900-1920
Overall: 137 x 203 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert D McKilliam
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0227[071]

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    Scene of wheat field recently harvested with numerous stooks (stacked wheat) already built. There are some men at work and a young boy in the field. The title of the image is 'Making storm stooks Hermitage State Farm. 67.H'.
    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 Hermitage State Farm was a government initiative founded in 1897, 6 kilometres east of Warwick on the Darling Downs in Queensland.
    It was one of a number of experimental farms established to both assist early settlers in agricultural techniques and to experiment with crop varieties and farming methods that would help commercial production.
    The Hermitage farm started with an initial 170 hectares and trialled both livestock and crops including wheat, grasses and fruit.

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    Collection title: Making storm stooks, Hermitage State Farm

    Assigned title: Scene of wheat field recently harvested with large stooks lower right and upper left with more stooks across centre background depicts five men and a young boy in the field

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