1910 0016


Charlie & Michael Crowder Charlie and Mick and their brothers, Hughie, George and Peter, were renowned bush men. They worked for the government and station holders as stockmen, dam excavators, bore drillers and scrub rollers, mainly on the Eyre Peninsula but further north as well. Scrub rolling consisted of tearing up scrub by dragging a heavy chain between two teams of horses. The vegetation was then piled up for later burning. The Crowder brothers had a dugout, where the Old Timers Mine is now. It was connected to the rest of the town by informal tracks. The area was known as [...]