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Transport by Horse Power

You can see the need to supply all these horses with a well earnt drink. you can understand why George Bills left a sizeable amount of money from his estate to have troughs erected all onet the states. Please send … Continue reading

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Bills Water Troughs

             Horse Troughs with a History Have you ever wondered about those concrete horse troughs, still seen in many parts of NSW and Victoria, Which have a Terrazzo Plaque scripted on it “Donated by Annis and George Bills Australia” I … Continue reading

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Travelling the old way by Horse and carts

When you see this many horses working you can fully appreciate the wisdom of George Bills had when he donated  water troughs so these working horses could quench their thirst. These photos have been posted on the internet  note the … Continue reading

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Bills water Troughs In Western Australia .

Western Australian BillsWater Troughs0,   The legacy of the George and Annis Bills Trust is still remembered today in three Western Australia towns. The towns of Hines Hill, Merredin and NorthCliffe, all have a horse trough which had been  funded by the … Continue reading

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Working Horses

In this month post i have found many old photos from the early day before motor transport took over,on our roads as the main means of transport. When you see this many horses working you can fully appreciate the wisdom … Continue reading

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Hitching Posts

Hitching posts played a very important part in the way of life in early days as it was most important to be able tie up horses while their owner left them to do their business. I know if 4 cast … Continue reading

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Dubbo NSW

Dubbo is a City in the Heart of the Great Western Plains in New South Wales with a population of 41,000.  There was once a number of Bills water troughs located in the Dubbo township .now there now only one … Continue reading

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