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Californian hay rakes, Darling Downs

Date: 1900-1920
Overall: 127 x 203 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert D McKilliam
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0227[072]
Related Place:Queensland,

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    An image of two horse drawn 'buck rakes' collectiung hay in a ploughed field.
    The title of the image is 'Californian hay rakes on Darling Downs Q'.
    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.
    HistoryAlso known as a 'buck rake', this hay fork system gathered large quantities of cut hay by horses which would then be taken to be placed in large stacks.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: Californian hay rakes, Darling Downs

    Assigned title: View of paddock with low vegetation and two large mounds of hay each with a wooden rake underneath, and a triangular wooden frame is attached to each rake

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