Historical information

Metal stencils were predominately used in the late 1800s to mark wool bales with sheep station identifiers. This stencil is a good example of the types of hand-marking that took place in the industrial landscape of Echuca, where bales were transported from nearby stations to places around Australia using the barge system that the Port has captured in its exhibition precinct to date.


This item is in excellent condition and adds to the interpretative capacity of the Port Echuca collection.

Physical description

Small rectangular flat metal stencil with letters XBRED cut out.

Inscriptions & markings