I’VE seen many stories and been told many times that it wasn’t always beef that reigned supreme in North Queensland.
In the archives of 1993, I found two articles which made particular mention of the dire situation wool was facing.
Five years earlier, wool was seemingly doing strong with a new wool pavilion established in Hughenden – the same town that was at the centre of the 1993 hardships.
Of course, there are those graziers who today continue to run sheep, although usually it is alongside cattle.
The shared grazing of sheep and cattle is my justification for including photos of a cleanskin bull demolishing a dummy, Cedric, from 1995 in this week’s Let’s Look Back.
The photos of the bull are from Allandale Station in the Charters Towers district and bring a bit of cheer to the somewhat drearier news of the wool depression.
Yes, this week is a bit of a mish-mash, but I guarantee you will enjoy it anyway.
So, be sure to buy the September 12 edition of the North Queensland Register.
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