Monday, July 20, 2009

Women of the Saltbush Country

At the Peppin Heritage Centre there were lots of historic photos depicting the lives of women living back in the early 1900's. Ryan and Emma were both amazed at how hard it would have been to be a woman back in those times and all the hard work they performed. Just to wash the clothes was an all day job!

Spinning the wool grown on the district properties.

Off to milk the cows.

A "modern" washing machine would've helped the women of the outback immensely.

The women all had to be good horsewomen to help work the properties as well. Imagine riding side-saddle on this, wearing a huge dress to boot!!

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