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Durham Ox
Durham Ox

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Replica of the Durham Ox commemorating this breed of cattle bred in the area by pioneer Edward Argyle and Abraham Booth.

The Durham Ox was a castrated bull which became famous in the early 19th century for its shape, size and weight. It was an early example of what became the Shorthorn breed of cattle, and helped establish the standards by which the breed was to be defined

Location

Address:Loddon Valley Highway, Durham Ox, 3576
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.125576
Long: 143.921051
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Agriculture

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 29th May, 1985
Front Inscription

This silhouette is a replica of the Durham type of cattle bred by Edward Argyle original pioneer settler who named and leased Duck Swamp Station 115,000 acres in 1843. These cattle bred by Edward Argyle and his partner Abraham Booth bearing the O.X. brand became sought after far and wide.

This plaque and silhouette were unveiled by Edward Argyle`s great grandchildren Ian S. Argyle and Anne A. Taylor on Shire of Gordon Centenary Day 29th May 1985

Source: MA,VMR
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