Australian tin boat, probably used by a farmer on or around the Murray River
While we’re on the twin subjects of Antipodean boats and tin boats, Jeff C has neatly combined the two with this photo of an extraordinary Australian tin boat.
Here’s what Jeff says about it:
‘This pic was taken at a garden show. The boat was borrowed from a farmer on the Murray River. It’s from the 1940s at least, and maybe earlier, he thought. It looks like a proprietary item but I couldn’t find an ID, but it’s Aussie Gal Iron. It weighs a ton! Farmers used this sort of thing in Redgum to transport sheep. There’s plenty of floatation, but she’d be a slow row!’
Once again, many thanks Jeff!