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Droughtmaster Bull : 23-April-2011
Droughtmaster Bull : 23-April-2011

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

Monument to the Droughtmaster bull which originated from crossing the Brahman or Zebu bull with a British breed, and was a response to the arrival of the cattle tick in North Queensland in the 1890s. The monument also records the brands and names of sixteen studs which were associated with the development of the breed.

Location

Address:Hackett Terrace & Racecourse Road, Charters Towers, 4820
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.062933
Long: 146.270261
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 6th November, 1984
Front Inscription

DROUGHTMASTER STUD BREEDERS' SOCIETY. LTD.

Patron and Breed Founder
R.L. (Monty) ATKINSON

Commemorates the unveiling of this replica of the DROUGHTMASTER 
" Australia's Own Cattle Breed Evolved In Queensland."
                     unveiled by  
DR. G.I. ALEXANDER, B.V.SC, M.S. PH.D F.A.C .V.SC, F.A.C. V SC, F.A.S. A.P. Director General, Department of Primary Industries
on  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6th, 1984,

Source: MA,NRUM
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