Early Australian loggers camp

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Hi Just thought I would post a few pics of a modelof a local loggers camp i think some interesting things if you look closely.
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See if you can tell what the item behind the tree is in the second pic?
the pic is obviously a bush chair made from a sack and a forked branch.
The second pic camp fire
the third pic is quarters.
 

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hmmmm... a kero tin cut in half as a water or feed trough? Or used as part of a reflector oven?
 

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Very good kero tin made into two sink basin.
Australian bushies believed in recyling and this was one of the many uses for the kero tin.
Didn't think anyone would be able to tell because poor photo of it.
 

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Hmmm... I used to see them out west when I was a younger bloke... not so much in use but in some of the really old shearing sheds they still had them...
 

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nice spot Templar, wasnt even close to getting that. :p

Like the first pick! potato sack chair....

for anyone interested ive made one of these. Very similar and very comfortable.


1. Take a potato sack (hessian sack is what I call them)
2. Find a big solid forked branch
3. Find a solid straight branch
4. bind the open end of the sack to the join in the fork with some cord or wire
5. cut a small slit in the base for the straight branch and pass it through
6. sit
7. open beer
 

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Hi,
Yes this local wood museum was fantastic. Alot of community voluntary work made this happen with a grant. Inside is fantastic and we bought a video called the last bullockmen which provided a documentary on the area we live by a couple of authentic bullockmen who are now sadly deceased. The museum is truly a credit promoting all the fantastic timbers and an era gone by in the districts of South Burnett and Wide Bay Queensland. We had a great day and will be back again.
Dusty
 

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lashed together with fencing wire! The Australian way!

Great pictures mate, thanks for sharing!
 

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Yes all wire , COBB & Co hitch ties. the aussie bushie used wire a fair bit because of lack of hardwares.
I love some other inivations they used wire for plus many other materials for building and living.
 
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