Bradshaw’s Run cattle station, as photographed around 1915 by the legendary Edward Reichenbach or 'Ryko'. He had broken records the year before by riding his bike to Darwin from Adelaide and went on to document many remote parts of the Territory. Set against the Yambarran Range, Bradshaw’s Run was established by brothers Joseph and Frederick Bradshaw in the 1890s along the Victoria River. Due to its remoteness, they often used the government ketch Leichhardt and other vessels to bring goods and passengers to the station, rather than travelling overland. The station is now part of the Bradshaw Field Training Area, owned by the Defence Department. This image is one of many featured in the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory's new exhibition Unruly Days: Territory Life 1911 – 1921, on now.


Text: Jared Archibald

Image: MAGNT 2017.026.001


Published: 5 August 2018

Forgotten Territory was a weekly photo column of historic images in the Northern Territory News which I curated from 2016 until 2019 supported by the collections of the Northern Territory Library and other cultural institutions around Australia, as well as local history Facebook groups. 

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Warning: May contain images of people who have died.

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These works were made on Arrernte, Larrakia, Gaddigal and Lenape land that was never ceded