Photograph album from shearing trips [PRG 1435/1] • Manuscript

Cobbler Desert

Cobbler Desert

View of three of the shearers' cars in the sand of the Cobbler Desert.

Floods at Murray Bridge

Floods at Murray Bridge

View of the river in flood at Murray Bridge. [Duplicate of B 70300/78.]

Team at 'The Cove'

Team at 'The Cove'

Photograph of members of the shearers' team taken at 'The Cove' near Bordertown, SA.

Willeup homestead

Willeup homestead

View of the Willeup homestead near Naracoorte, SA.

Woolshed at 'the Cove'

Woolshed at 'the Cove'

View of the timber clad, tin roofed woolshed at 'the Cove' near Bordertown, with the post and rail yards in the background. According to a researcher, the owners of the property at the time were the Miles family namely Edward (senior) and Alice Miles and Edward (junior) and Nellie Miles. The woolshed was erected in the 1870s-1880s probably when owned by the McLellan family.

Burke's grave

Burke's grave

A group of men standing around the tree under which Burke is buried.

Burke's grave

Burke's grave

Close-up of the base of the tree under which Burke is buried.

Burke's face

Burke's face

Close-up of the face and initials ROH carved on Burke's tree.

Burke's tree, Fort Wills

Burke's tree, Fort Wills

Burke's tree at Fort Wills with R.P. Nicholas standing beside it. Later notes indicate that the stackade is on the left, and the message on 'my left'. A note on the back of another copy of this photograph reads: 'Fort Wills Coopers Creek. Part of (Fort Stockade) & message tree DIG 3 FT NW APR 21.1861'.

Last message, Burke's tree

Last message, Burke's tree

Close-up of the last message, with arrow, on Burke's tree.

Sheep at Tourawachi waterhole

Sheep at Tourawachi waterhole

A flock of sheep on the bank of the Tourawachi waterhole. A note with the photo reads 'without water for some time rushed the water hole. we though bush fire but dust'.

Cobb's coach at Accallana Well

Cobb's coach at Accallana Well

An abandoned Cobb & Co coach at Accallana Well. A note with the photo reads 'dumped used to be dragged by camels across Cobbler Desert'. However Benny Kerwin, a "half caste" Yandruwandha man from Innamincka, drove the Farina to Innamincka Cobb & Co. mail coach as a teenager. In approximately 1906-1907 he was crossing Accalana crossing, Strzelecki creek and the horses bolted, causing the mail coach to crash. For sometime after that he carried the mail by packhorse.

Cricket match at Bulgunnia

Cricket match at Bulgunnia

Spectators and players pictured at a shearers versus Arcoola miners cricket match at Bulgunnia.It includes a number of women and two children.

Cricket match at Bulgunnia

Cricket match at Bulgunnia

Players pictured at a shearers versus Arcoola miners cricket match at Bulgunnia.

Two men at Bulgunnia

Two men at Bulgunnia

Two men (R.P. Nicholas on the left)outside the huts at Bulgunnia Station.

Huts and cook house at Bulgunnia

Huts and cook house at Bulgunnia

View across to the huts (shearers' quarters) and cook house at Bulgunnia.

Two men at Bugunnia

Two men at Bugunnia

Two men (R.P. Nicholas on right) pictured outside one of the huts on Bulgunnia Station, with Nicholas washing clothes with a washboard and tub.

Floods at Murray Bridge

Floods at Murray Bridge

View of the river in flood at Murray Bridge. [Duplicate of B 70300/62.]

Floods at Bulgannia Station

Floods at Bulgannia Station

Shorn sheep leaving Bulgannia Station woolshed through several inches of water.

Bogged car at Bulgannia Station

Bogged car at Bulgannia Station

A number of men trying to push a bogged car out of the mud.

Floods at Bulgannia Station

Floods at Bulgannia Station

View of paddocks and fences under water at Bulgunnia Station.

Floods at Bulgannia Station

Floods at Bulgannia Station

View of the woolshed surrounded by water at Bulgunnia Station.

Huts and cookhouse at Bulgannia Station

Huts and cookhouse at Bulgannia Station

View of the men's huts and cook house at Bulgunnia Station.

Woolshed at Bulgannia Station

Woolshed at Bulgannia Station

Bales of wool outside the woolshed at Bulgunnia Station, ready for transport.

Walking stick parade

Walking stick parade

Eleven men (presumably all part of the shearers' team) pose with walking sticks outside the men's quarters.

Shearers at Bulgunnia Station

Shearers at Bulgunnia Station

Two men, identified as shearers, outside the huts at Bulgunnia Station.

Buildings at Bulgunnia Station

Buildings at Bulgunnia Station

View of the woolshed, with a pile of wool bales out front, at Bugunnia Station.

Shearers at Bulgunnia Station

Shearers at Bulgunnia Station

The shearing team pictured outside the men's quarters at Bulgunnia Station.

Three men at Bulgunnia Station

Three men at Bulgunnia Station

Three men pictured at a cricket game, with pads on their heads.

Camel train

Camel train

A camel train in the desert, with each of the camels loaded with two bales of wool from Arrabura Station.