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Posted by Annie Greene
Posted May 07, 2016
Pictured above: Karl the Blacksmith is one of a few dozen blacksmiths still working in Tasmania. He said that Tasmania has more working blacksmiths than the mainland. Karl says that's because Tasmania still had working blacksmiths years after they fell into obscurity on the mainland.
Agfest has a huge area dedicated to heritage machinery. Get down there if you like tractors in all shapes and sizes. There are so many tractors.
The Foden Steam Traction Engine, from the early 20th Century. Foden engines were used to thrash grain, cut chaff, and press hay, while horses were still used to plough fields.
Bernard Boon stands with his Foden steam traction engine, B.E Hagley. The engine, based in Hagley TAS, once took six hours to get to the Launceston Show from its base.
Just all of the tractors. Seriously. So many.
Sophie and Henry Strutt try out a tractor for size in the Australian Weaving Heritage Display.
The Historical Machinery Club of Tasmania won this year's site award.