Jeff Cole chips in with another tin boat

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Australian galvanised boat

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!

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