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Poison Cart

From the Collection of Stratford and District Historical Society Stratford Victoria

Description
Rabbit poison cart by T.H. Hicks of Sydney. Consists of wooden frame and floor 80cm high, wheels with cast iron hubs. Chain-driven from one wheel, operator's seat at rear, with a lever mechanism to control the trench forming attachment. Horse shafts 2.6 metres long. Serial number is cast in one side of the bait bin, and not on the other.
Size
320cm L 150cm W
Object Registration
05071VFSH
Keywords
rabbits, vermin destruction
Historical information
Cart was operated by the Briagolong Rabbit Suppression League. It was purchased by the donor at the clearing sale for Jim Kelly in the late 1980s/early 1990s. Jim was the son of the main organiser of the Briagolong Rabbit Suppression League.

Copies of the Minutes and accounts have been obtained, and are catalogued separately.

Wood on cart was in much degraded condition, whole cart repaired by George Parker of the Stratford and District Historical Society, 2010.
Inscriptions & Markings
"Ideal" / T.H. Hicks / Patentee / Nth Botany No 5102 / N.S.W.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM