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Meal break for teamsters and horses by Powerhouse Museum Collection, via Flickr

Teamsters stop for 'smoko'. By the late century roads were improving and horse teams were supplanting bullocks (young castrated bulls) as the main mode of heavy haulage. Horses could travelmuch faster than a bullock team's top speed of only (about

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Valley Heights Railway Station in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales in

Six Wirths' Circus elephants with their attendants and a Shetland pony crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge for publicity, 3 April 1932 / Sam Hood From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales

In a publicity stunt, Wirths Circus drove six elephants led by a Shetland pony onto the Harbour Bridge soon after it opened. The toll collectors charged two pence per elephant.

PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: The gold rush was one of the most important periods of Australia's history, especially for the bush. This is the remarkable story of a priceless photographic record of that gold rush rediscovered in a suburban shed.

PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: The gold rush was one of the most important periods of Australia's history, especially for the bush. This is the remarkable story of a priceless photographic record of that gold rush rediscovered in a suburban shed.

The master stonemason (and clerk of works), believed to have been John Howie.  Pitt Street wing of the G.P.O., Sydney, about the middle of 1882.

The master stonemason (and clerk of works), believed to have been John Howie. Pitt Street wing of the G.

Royal Flying Doctor Service.VH-UFA was a DH-50A built in 1926 by Qantas at Longreach. Photo probably from 1932 judging by the Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade vehicle. Aircraft had a two oerson enclosed cabin in FRONT of pilot in open cockpit.

VH-UFA was a built in 1926 by Qantas at Longreach. Photo probably from 1932 judging by the Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade vehicle. Aircraft had a two oerson enclosed cabin in FRONT of pilot in open cockpit.

Colonial Australia - architecture buildings - tents.jpg

Architecture and design: Australian architecture - Part 2

For sale: A rare colonial sketchbook picture circa 1816-1820 depicting early scenes of Sydney.

For sale: A rare colonial sketchbook picture circa depicting early scenes of Sydney.

Fort Street School, senior boys

Fort Street Boys High School, Observatory Hill,Sydney in August

Kennedys Hut on the banks of the Mitta Mitta River, in Victoria’s Alpine National Park

Kennedys Hut on the banks of the Mitta Mitta River, in Victoria’s Alpine National Park

A Camel train transporting a house in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Camel train transporting a house, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Date 1928

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