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Durham Ox
Durham Ox

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

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.


Address:Loddon Valley Highway, Durham Ox, 3576
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.125576
Long: 143.921051
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology


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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