In dad’s foot­steps

Fam­ily tra­di­tion Bul­locky takes af­ter dad and looks ahead to son

Central and North Burnett Times - - THE FENCE POST - Noel Thomp­son noel.thomp­son@cnbtimes.com.au

WORK­ING a bul­lock team in Tas­ma­nia is not re­ally an odd­ity as it is not so long ago there were sev­eral work­ing teams in the state.

In the North Bur­nett last week, RichieWells from Tas­ma­nia said he has one of the few teams left work­ing com­mer­cially in the state.

MrWells said he has just

Richie Wells I like to work the bul­locks in the tra­di­tional way, walk­ing them in for miles to an area that no truck could ever get too...

put in for a con­tract to pull timer off the forestry floor.

“I like to work the bul­locks in the tra­di­tional way, walk­ing them in for miles to an area that no truck could ever get to and pull out tim­ber that can be milled into some­thing worth­while,” he said.

“The bul­lock team is al­ways ready to go and they don’t use any fuel.”

MrWells works at his

BUL­LOCK­IES TO­GETHER: Richie Wells, Philip Thom­son and Brian Fish keep an eye on ac­tiv­i­ties. town’s CRT hard­ware, breaks in horses and works his bul­lock team.

“Wages are pretty low in Tas­ma­nia so I do lots of dif­fer­ent jobs to make ends meet,” he said.

“Work­ing my team is what I love do­ing and I hope that my son will be a bul­locky like me and my fa­ther be­fore me.”

ABOVE: Run­ning through the bush with Rohan Mor­ris and his bul­locks.

PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

PHO­TOS: NOEL THOMP­SON

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.