In dad’s footsteps
Family tradition Bullocky takes after dad and looks ahead to son
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.