South Australia Troughs

Horse Troughs in South Australia.

Had a photo of sent to me of a lovely trough over at Victor Harbor South Australia the  trough is in wonderful condition for the age {1933} as it still contains water which is most unusual as the ones i have viewed not many have nice clean water in them.

What a great dedication it is to Bessie Douglas Stock her name is on the plaque beside the though lots of people would read the inscription. Bessie was killed in a show jumping accident and locals contributed to getting the memorial Trough

The trough is made from one piece of Granite? Which i have seen some like that, they were make in England there is one like that made of granite down in Port Campbell  Vic.

I do have a good Friend Russell Smith who has written a series of books called Curiosities of South Australia and Russell has been searching for years all over South Australia looking for Bills Troughs and as yet has not been able to find any with any connections to the Bills Trust which supplied the troughs in Vic and NSW.

I I would like to thank everyone who has taking the time and effort to send me trough photos and if you happen to see any in your travels, photos of them would be most welcome. Email them to

Take Care safe travelling. Best Wishes. George Gemmill January 2018

Victor HarborWW1 TroughPort Campbell

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