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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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Western Australia Bills Troughs

Thanks to David, he has recently sent me the latest photos of three Bills Troughs in Western Australia. These troughs are different to the ones we see in Victoria and NSW. These troughs had been financed by the Bills Trust … Continue reading

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Australian Light Horse

Sunday 19 April, 7.40pm ABC Over 130,000 Australian horses served in the Great War of 1914 – 18. Nearly 30,000 were engaged in the Middle East. Popularly known as ‘Walers’, it was in the desert sands that their legend was … Continue reading

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Spirited Australia’s Horse Story

Laura Breen’s log Now on Exhibition at the National Museum Canberra started on the 12 September and will run till 9th March 2015. Spirited Australia’s Horse Story Assistant curator Laura Breen has made up a very interesting link from some … Continue reading

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National Museum Canberra

Hello to all my Bills Horse trough friends and as always hope you are all enjoying good health Reason for this email is I have received a request from Laura Breen at the National Museum in Canberra. I will forward … Continue reading

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History of the Bills Horse Troughs

Horse troughs with a history Have you ever wondered about those concrete horse troughs, still seen in parts of NSW and Victoria, Which bear the inscription, “ Donated by Annis and George Bills Australia “? Well very few are now … Continue reading

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Western Australian BHTs

The  legacy of the George and Annis Bills  Trust is still remembered today in three Western Australia town. The towns of Hines Hill, Merredin and NorthCliffe, they all feature a horse trough which was funded by the Bill Trust, some … Continue reading

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