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Stump Jump Plough : advertisement
Title : Stump Jump Plough : advertisement Stump Jump Plough : advertisement
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Source : Souvenir of Yorke Peninsula : embodying Maitland, Ardrossan, Kilkerran, Port Victoria, Minlaton, Curramulka, Port Vincent, Stansbury, Yorketown, Edithburgh and their environs : the land of the golden grain, described and illustrated, p. 89
Date of creation : 1921
Format : Book
Dimensions : 220 x 290 x 22
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Much awarded at agricultural shows around South Australia, the stump jump plough revolutionised farming practices by being able to 'jump' over obstructions such as stumps and stones, thus ending the necessity to clear the land before ploughing could begin.

This advertisement for the Smiths' stump jump plough states that in all the competitions between agricultural machinery entered in the 35 years since its development, the plough has won on all but one occasion.

Related names :

Smith, Clarence Herbert, 1855-1901

Smith, Richard Bowyer, 1837-1919

Coverage year : 1921
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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