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STAR HOTEL RUTHERGLEN VICTORIA. 1942/TODAY

Rutherglen is about 275kms north east of Melbourne, near the Murray River. Originally a gold mining town, it has since become a major wine-producing area.

Note the canvas water bag hanging from the bumper bar of the Dodge and the wooden kegs beside the cellar trap door.

(State Library of Victoria/Google Maps)

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BILLY GOAT CART. REDLAND BAY, QUEENSLAND 1910

Weโ€™re all familiar with the term Billy Cart, but perhaps many people wouldnโ€™t realise that it originally referred to โ€˜Billy Goatโ€™ Carts.

In the early 1900s, particularly in rural areas, Billy Goat Carts were reasonably common-placeโ€ฆ as were Billy Goat cart races.

Smaller than horses yet strong, Billy Goats provided the perfect way for youngsters to get around. Here, two children head off to Sunday School in a handsome Billy Goat Cart, wearing their Sunday best.

โ–ช๏ธThis shot is from the Redland Bay Area of Queensland, several more below, including a double goat cart.

(State Library of Queensland)

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