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black and white photograph

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

Description
A black / white photograph of a large wooden slatted barn with motorised farm machinery outside . There are three men with the machines and a young girl watching.
Size
H-100mm W-150mm
Object Registration
1228
Keywords
agriculture-machinery farming-orbost watt-john
Historical information
The photograph shows a chaff cutter on John Watt's farm about 1892.
Mr John Watt set up farming in 1879. He was a native of Port Fairy. He was educated in Scotland and came back to Victoria and selected 320 acres on the Snowy River.The property extended from Majors Creek Road to around about Gilbert's Gulch.
When Made
1892
Significance
this item is associated with John Watt an early Orbost settler.
Last updated
13 Jun 2019 at 5:13PM