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Partly Restored Wagon


This wagon is a partly restored table-top farm wagon which was made in Portland, Victoria.

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This wagon was originally shipped to the Pilbara region but proved unsuitable as the weight was too much for the boggy conditions after rain.

In 1911 the wagon was moved to Broomhill, in the Great Southern, where it was used to transport the wool bales from farm to railhead. Don McIver worked on this farm and he brought the wagon to Busselton when he bought 15 acres at Kaloorup, where it was used as a fuel drum ramp. It was in very poor condition when donated to the Museum.



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The restoration work on this wagon was completed by Busselton Historical Society members Bill Lillee, Gilbert Matthews and John McLean. Only one side of the wagon has been restored and the other has been left in the condition when received to show the amount of effort and love required to restore many of the wagons on show here.

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Partly restored wagon
Restored side of the partly restored wagon
The condition of the wagon when received at the Museum
The condition of the wagon when received at the Museum. Photo from BHS Archive