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The ox wagon played and extremely important role in the history of South Africa. Without it, the Great Trek would not have been possible as it served as a home, field hospital, carrier of supplies and for setting up fortifications. The kind shown here was developed from the bullock wagon during the 1870's for transporting equipment and supplies from Cape Town to the diamond mines at Kimberley. With the discovery of gold at Barberton, they were used for the same purpose between Lourenco Marques (now Maputo) in Mozambique and the Barberton mines.

Farmers soon took to using the modified design and each farm had one with a team of well-trained oxen. They continued to be used up to the 1950's when tractor-pulled trailers gradually took over until they were also replaced by the trucks that we see on farms today. The abandoned specimen in this image from a remote rural area may be as much as a hundred years old.

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  • Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 253 W: 17 N: 452] (2109)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-02-20
  • Categories: Transportes
  • Exposición: f/4.5, 1/800 segundos
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  • Versión de la foto: Versión original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2012-03-01 6:39
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