Bullocks take charge at Milton

March 4 2016

“I am delighted to announce that a team of bullocks will ‘take charge’ of the Princes Highway at Milton tomorrow, Saturday, with Roads and Maritime Services granting permission for the Milton Show Society to re-enact a famous historic photo,” said Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock this morning.

“It’s been 100 years since a photo of a bullock team was taken outside the Star Hotel near Blackburns Store and it’s significant that the re-enactment has been organised.

“In 1916, a bullock team was transporting equipment from Lake Conjola to Brooman and stopped at Milton.

“A photo was taken of the team outside the Star Hotel and Blackburns Store, which are both still around today.

“The grandson of one of the team is now on the Milton Show committee and given it’s the centenary of the famous photo, permission was sought to re-enact the picture on the weekend of the show.

"On Saturday, a team of 24 bullocks will be yoked together and tethered to a wagon for a photo to be taken at the exact location where the original pic was taken in 1916,” said Mrs Hancock.

Changed traffic conditions will be in place between 1.30pm and 2pm on 5 March to lead the bullocks on the Princes Highway to re-enact the picture.

Northbound traffic will be diverted via Croobyar Road and Myrtle Street and southbound traffic will be detoured via Thomas, Graham and Gordon streets.

Motorists can expect minor delays and are thanked for their patience while this community event takes place.

Electronic message signs will display up to date information about the closures.

View the original media release.

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