Stables at Patho ca. 1930s
Stables at Patho, ca. 1930s
Tom Bail, photographer
Black and white photo, 1766px x 1053px, 1929-34
Collection of Andrew Bail
This photograph can only be used for research purposes and must not be reproduced, copied or published in any form without the permission of Andrew BailCopyright
Dryland cropping traditionally relied on horse teams, and the grazing of livestock required workers to move from one area to another.
This photo taken between 1929 and 1934 depicts a farm at Patho West with thatched stables in the background. A horse-drawn kitchen and sleeping quarters, which was moved from one site to another, can be seen in the foreground.
Like other Victorian rural areas, the rural population of the Patho Plains is decreasing. When landowners move out of the district, they take a wealth of historical knowledge and experience with them.
The Patho Plains Oral History Project was developed to capture the historical knowledge of farmers and landowners to better understand the changing landscape. These interviews and photographs form part of that project.