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NPWHF1206 a,b - Photograph of Molly and Pearl PRICE Washing Clothes

LATE IN 1924, MRS PRICE AND HER FOUR CHILDREN RETURNED TO START [sic] RUNNING HARPERS SPRINGS AND WOOLA DOWNS STATIONS, TWO PROPERTIES THAT MR PRICE HAD WANTED TO RETIRED [sic] BUT HE DIED IN AUGUST OF 1924. ON THE WAY BACK TO STUART TOWN, THE FAMILY DROVE SOME 200 HEAD OF SHEEP, MERINOS. THEY HAD A BUGGY FOR MRS PRICE AND BABY RON TO TRAVEL IN PLUS SOME OF THE BEDDING EQUIPMENT, AND ONE DRAY TO CARRY ALL THE HEAVIER EQUIPMENT, AS WELL AS WATER AND WIRE NETTING TO YARD THE SHEEP IN EACH NIGHT AND AN ABORIGINAL FRIEND, GEORGE WHO LOOKED AFTER THE HORSES ON THE LONG TRIP BACK. IT WAS WHILE THEY WERE NEAR CROWN POINT THAT A HEAVY STORM STRUCK, LIGHTNING AND RAIN. THE LIGHTNING FRIGHTENED THE HORSE THAT WAS IN THE BUGGY, IT BOLTED, OVERTURNED AND SPREAD ALL THE GEAR OVER A WIFE [sic] AREA, AS WELL THE BUGGY WAS BROKEN IN SEVERAL PLACES. THE FAMILY CAMPED AT A BORE ON CROWN POINT AND HERE THE BUGGY WAS REPAIRED AND THE WASHING WAS DONE. IN THIS PICTURE MOLLY AND PEARL PRICE HAVE DUG A HOLE IN THE CREEK BED, SPREAD THE PIECE OF TARPAULING AROUND AND IN IT AND FILLED IT WITH WATER TO DO THE WASHING, GEORGE IS HANGING OUT THE CLOTHES ON THE STOCKYARD RAILS. 1924

Object ID: NPWHF1206 a,b - Photograph of Molly and Pearl PRICE Washing Clothes

Object Number: 1206

Materials: paper

Dimension: 20.1 cm wide by 25.2 cm high

Provenance: McRAE, Eileen


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