Australia - Part 2
So after my first few weeks in Australia, having been to Sydney and Tasmania, it was time to start work in early February, 2006. I travelled up to North New South Wales by rail to a town called Moree. This was to be civilisation for the next three months. I was going to work for Zerotech, a family run business doing agricultural contracting in the Moree area. We were located primarily on two sites, one at the business' workshop in a village called North Star close to the NSW-Queensland border directly North of Moree. The other place of note was the farm which the business share-farmed, which was located some 100km West of Moree. The following are a selection of the equipment we used, and some of the scenery around there.
Rural New South Wales - North Star
Rural New South Wales - Out West
Below, the tractors we were using. One nice and clean, the other we had to drive through a very wet and sticky field.
The middle row shows me ready to transport a trashworker (cultivator) along the road, towing an air cart (the full seeding setup). Then Jack, a Tenterfield Terrier pup. The third and fourth show the trashworker setup.
The third row displays two of the flexicoil air carts. Some cattle crossing the road on the daily commute, the truck and some other vehicles at our base out west, and the kelly chain operating in the early evening.
The final row shows the Kelly chain, with some detail.
New South Wales