Dam Sinking with a Plough & Linke Noack Scoop

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Interviewee: Barrie Holden
Location: Coolamon
Theme: Water

The building of ample water storage was a first consideration of the settler. Before the post-World War II use of large bulldozers, the construction of stock dams was undertaken with horse drawn dam sinking ploughs and scoops and generally involved a significant manual component as well. This dam building equipment demonstrates how areas of Australia could historically, be taken up for grazing or cultivation despite having no natural permanent water supply.

Stage 5 Education Resource:
Dam Sinking with a Plough & Linke Noack Scoop - Coolamon (291KB)

Museum: Coolamon Up-to-Date Store