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

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

The statue commemorates 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 statue also records the brands and names of sixteen studs which were associated with the development of the breed.


Address:Hackett Terrace & Racecourse Road, Charters Towers, 4820
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.062933
Long: 146.270261
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Technology


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


Droughmaster Stud Breeders` Society. Ltd.

Patron and breed founder
R. L. (Monty) Atkinson

Commemorates the unveiling of this replica of the Droughmaster " 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 Tuseday, November 6th, 1984,

Source: MA,NRUM
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