Friday was Take Your Dog to Work Day, and let’s face it, in the NT, that could be any day of the week! We have along history of pups on the job. Here is drover Col Bremner on the Barkly Tablelands in the early 1960s, midway through moving 160 horses from Larrimah to Biloela in Queensland, a mere 2500 kilometres. And he was well prepared for such a journey, with his rifle, pack, a horse named Wrinkes and Vincent his dog. Vincent was apparently near retirement age with badly worn paw pads, so Wrinkles had got into the habit of kneeling down when it was time for Vincent to get off.


Image: Robin Smith, 122423, State Library of Queensland


Published: 23 June 2019

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