Online Catalogue last updated 17th of April 2015
One only needs to travel outside any of the key Australian capital cities and before too long you can find evidence of our agricultural past. Rusting remains of old horse drawn implements, an aged seeder as a garden ornament in a rural town front yard, the rusting hulk of an old kero tractor, once the prized working tool of a farmer.
Author and historian, Ken Arnold, has spent numerous hours and travelled thousands of kilometres in his most challenging undertaking to date, that of compiling and writing an encyclopaedic record of the machines, the manufacturers, the histories, the advertisements and the photographs that depicted the evolution of Australia's agricultural mechanization from the late 1800s to the early 1900.
This massive undertaking has produced a work that is surely the standard on the subject, not only for collectors and enthusiasts, but also for local and international academia. Encyclopaedia of Farm Yard Relics provides valuable information that illustrates and chronicles the aspirations of our nation at this time of our agricultural progress and growth.
Code No. 015299, 3320 pages, $500.00