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RB Smith's 'Vixen' stump jump plough
Title : RB Smith's 'Vixen' stump jump plough RB Smith's 'Vixen' stump jump plough
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Date of creation : 1876
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 145 x 215 mm
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Description :

Rough sketch of the first single furrow stump jumping plough known as 'the Vixen' made by the Smith brothers of Kalkabury (now Arthurton), Yorke Peninsula, in 1876.

The stump jump plough 'jumps' over any obstructions, enabling farmers to cultivate their land without having to undergo the expensive and time consuming process of removing stumps and stones before ploughing.

Related names :

Smith, Clarence Herbert, 1855-1901

Smith, Richard Bowyer, 1837-1919

Coverage year : 1876
Place : Kalkabury
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :
Kelly, WS. Rural development in South Australia, Adelaide: Rigby, 1962

McPhee, Margaret. The dictionary of Australian inventors and discoveries, St. Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1993

Neumann, Beryl. The Smith brothers and the stump jump plough, Maitland, SA: National Trust of South Australia, Central Yorke Peninsula Branch, 1986.

Port, Leo with Brian Murray. Australian inventors, Stanmore, NSW: Cassell Australia, 1978

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