The early days of the subdivisions.

A sunshine header, pulled by horses, and driven by Billy and Neville Maunder. The horses were owned by neighbours Clide and Sam Saunders.The photo was taken by Angus Spence, one of the first photographers for 'The Land', on the property 'Alroy' Big Jacks Creek. Block 56. Taken late 1930's.

Photo taken about 1945 on 'Burnslea' block 63, 1912 subdivision. Now called 'Sandstone'. Malcolm Chad is standing on scarifier, and his father is driving tractor. Tractor is a McCormack deering 10/20, and often towed a ground drive sunshine header. there is a photo of the header in the sunshine header photo album.

Another photo of 'Burnslea'.

Wool from 'Quondah' heads off to market.

Loading wool from the Quondah woolshed.

Taken 1936. Max Saunders, 1936 oldsmobile, Clarrie Saunders, 1929 chevrolet, carting wool from "Stirling", Big Jacks Creek.

Phil Doyle in drivers seat, about 1929 in a morris truck.

Phil Doyle, farmall tractor.

Phil Doyle with an inter 10-20 tractor and scarifier, 1939. Farm 62, "Mildura".

Phil Doyle, 1939.

George Maunder. The header is a gaston lite draught, manufactured in Kensington Victoria. Photo possibly in Warrah creek on Warrah station.

Date unknown. "Blessing of the plough". Yarrabah, Big Jacks Creek.

Mick Fitzpatrick, ploughing on "Glenore" with horses. Block 31, 1912 subdivision.

Gardiner brothers rabbiting on "Burnside".

George Dellar carting wheat on "Collarene".

Fred Bernard, 1929. Bogged east of Little Jacks Creek.

Marie Meredith outside the Warrah post office.

The man is probably G.W. Meredith [Bill], and Marie Meredith. G.W. Meredith was Elizabeth Gallaghers grand father.

Jim and Bill Meredith on "Roscrea". Farm 39, warrah 1912 subdivision.

At "Warrah" horseyards, 1946. L-R, Cecil Palmer, Frank Palmer, George Copeland [manager], Mark Redhead.

Jack Holt, and Elsey Holt, Elsey is better known today as Cubby Howard.

Jack Holt and Jim Murphy.

Raphie Howards fargo truck at Binghams store, Old Warrah.

Raphie Howard, carting wool.

Raphie Howard, loading wool onto train at Willow Tree.

Willow Tree, 1930's.

Willow Tree, 1930's.

Bagged wheat being stacked at Willow Tree silo.

Raphie Howard drove this tractor and plough at "Glen Moan".

Two steam trains at Willow Tree.

Marm Deanne. Indian trader that used to frequent the Willow Tree area.

Raphie Howard and GMC truck.

One of the first cars in the area. Belonged to Glen Moan station. Driven by Raphie Howards uncle, Charlie Howard, as no one else could drive a car.

Binghams store.


Glen Moan in 1922 with T Model Ford truck.

On the plains. 1934

Saunders family. "Fairfield". Big Jacks Creek.

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25.09 | 09:36

Absolutely delighted to come across a part of my direct ancestors history about which I knew very little and shall endeavour to find out more
Thank you Prof. A.

23.09 | 22:23

Very interesting Kelaher family history. Impressive number of trained nursing sisters. Jack lent the Copelands a cream horse, Playboy, in 1950's, ridden by Kate

09.09 | 17:58

Wonderfully informative. Thank goodness for Jane and John Atchison's work

06.09 | 14:33

I am Jack Kelaher and I am proud of my pop, dad and ancestors.

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