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bullock bell

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A very corroded metal bullock bell with a handle and a small round gong.
Size
L-220mm W-140mm
Object Registration
454
Keywords
bullock-bell rural-industry livestock
Historical information
Livestock bells were once used extensively throughout the Australian countryside. The first ones were imported from England and America, but gradually local blacksmiths started turning out their own bells.
These bells were used on a leader in a bullock team or on other stock so they could be easily located.
When Made
late 19th century
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM