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Negative - Homestead on 'Warrakoo' Station, New South Wales, 1913 Image Reg. No: MM 4887

Description Of Content:
The homestead on 'Warrakoo' station seen across the Murray River.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from R Ransome, 1987
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: agricultural equipment, agricultural workers, farms, pumps, rivers
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Residential Buildings
Tertiary Classification: exteriors
Organisations Depicted: 'Warrakoo'; Darling River
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: New South Wales, Australia, 1913


Jeff Seidel Posted on 14 Oct 2011 11:44 AM
My grandparents were marry & lived on Warrakoo in the late 1800's. The country is mainly mallee,& was grazing country for sheep.There were three main houses, unfortunately the main homestead has been distroyed by white ants and has never been replaced or repaired to original beauty. The area of Warrakoo was 25,000 acres. An outer station Pine Camp became the main propery for the sheep/wool production of Warrakoo.
Tony Bruce-Mullins Posted on 21 Sep 2014 8:37 AM
This house was known as Grandad's (Smith) and I lived there from 1951. The second house was Gil's (Gil Smith) and the third house, up on a hill and falling into ruin was known as the Top House. The station owners lived there prior to moving out to Pine Camp in the 1960s. Over the back of the traction engine/pump is the shearers quarters, to the left of that a shed that later became the pumphouse and to the right, the blacksmith shop.

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