The Ploughman’s Prize

detail of a ploughman using a single furrow plough drawn by two oxen

In the late nineteenth century ploughmen from the Millthorpe district and neighbouring colonies descended on the village to compete in its Champion Ploughing Matches, which returned generous prize money and a trophy to the best ploughman. Ploughing matches, first held at Millthorpe in the late 1880s, were organised by the Union of Farmers of Spring […]

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