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Negative - Jack McRae using a Buck-scraper, Victoria, 1922 Image Reg. No: MM 002243

Bill Boyd's description of this image reads 'Using a two-metre buck-scraper, Jack McRae works at a deep cutting through a sand rise to make a channel that fell three inches in a mile.'

Water channels were essential to farmers trying to work the land in the Mallee region. With an average rainfall of less that 12 inches per annum, droughts were endemic.

Weston Bate, 1989, "Having a Go! Bill Boyd's Mallee", Museum Victoria, Melbourne.
Description Of Content:
Jack McCrae using a two-metre buck-scraper on a deep cutting through a sand rise. The channel was to fall three inches in a mile.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr William (Bill) Boyd, 1985
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: channels, construction equipment, excavators, horses, workers
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Bill Boyd Photographic Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Water Management
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
People Depicted: McCrae, Jack
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Creator: Mr William (Bill) Boyd, 1922
Place & Date Depicted: Nandaly District, Mallee, Victoria, Australia, 1922

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