Photos from 50's to 70's.

Wheat harvest on "Yarrabah".

8 foot high thistles on the plain after drought broke. "Yarrabah". Tracks had to be put in radiating out from the water trough so the cattle could find the water points.


Yarrabah snow. 18th July 1965

Harvesting sunflowers on Rex Whitley's property, "Burnley". Auto header belonged to Maurice Seymour.

Wheat harvest. "Burnley" Jim Whitley driving tractor, and sons Rex and Leigh operating header. Early 1960's.

The Whitleys wheat harvest again. The header is a sunshine hst. Tractor is an inter W9. Early 1960's.

Whitleys, using a bag loader to load truck. Rex Whitley, taking wheat bag off bag loader. Early 1960's.

Jim, Rex and Leigh Whitley, wheat harvest.

Wheat harvest on Whitleys "Burnley". The header has been upgraded. Now a sunshine no 4. The auger on header shows grain handling has moved from bags to bulk handling.

Snow, "Burnley" 18th July 1965. Warren and Kay Whitley.

Snow, "Burnley", 18th July 1965.

Wheat harvest on "Yarrabah".

Storing the wheat harvest early 70's. "Yarrabah".

Fordson major tractor. New horwood bagshaw combine. "Yarrabah".

Snow "Yarrabah". 18th July, 1965.

Recreation road washed out, possibly Jan 1974. Bernie Howard was working at bowling club on the day and was last to go over the crossing and it washed away minutes later.

The graves of Doughy Roberts and Jim Davis. Doughy was the companies first resident employee, and Davis was the last Warrah shepherd. 1951. The washpool paddock, now "Nara".

Luke Barwicks army blitz truck.

Luke Barwicks army blitz truck. Luke driving tractor. 1965.

"Warrah" homestead, 1951.

Binghams tennis court, 1953.

David Carrol, Bill Bingham, and Darrel Bingham, Old Warrah, 18th July 1965.

Warrah creek bridge approach washed out. Feb 1955.

Warrah creek in flood. Feb 1955.

Raphie Howard, unloading bagged wheat into the elevator at Willow Tree silo, 1950's.

Taken about 1956 in front of Willow Tree Inn before curbing was done. L-R, Raphie Howards 1948 Chev. Frank Hancocks 'mainline'. Ken Sevils peugeot. Ken Howards Chev. Bernie Howards mercury.

Raphie Howard carting Duddys bagged wheat. That's what Raphie wrote on back of photo? However a few people have said that the bags look too big for wheat, and they think it might be charf, and not wheat, otherwise the truck would bust in half.

Raphie Howard and Warrah station wool. getting loaded onto train at Willow Tree.

Bagged wheat getting dumped into elevator at Willow Tree silo, 1950's.

Les Howards first car. Bought second hand in 1956.

Raphie Howard getting the mail through Warrah creek after the bridge approaches were washed out from the 55 flood.

Bolands store, Willow Tree. 1950.

May 1960 at the Blessing of the Plough Service on "Oakhaven", property of Arthur & Audrey Barwick.

Jack Barwick on tractor. May 1960 at the Blessing of the Plough Service on "Oakhaven", property of Arthur & Audrey Barwick.

May 1960 at the Blessing of the Plough Service on "Oakhaven", property of Arthur & Audrey Barwick.

Steam train pulling out of Willow Tree, at highway crossing, heading south. 1960's. Can't see the silos? Might be early 60's then?

Albert Saunders, bagging wheat on block 80, "Lockinvar".

Peter Doyle on a brand new massey ferguson 585 header, block 62, Big Jacks creek.

Albert Saunders stripping wheat. Block 80, "Lockinvar", Millers creek.

Official opening of Big Jacks creek bridge.

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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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