Category Archives: Australian Cattle Dog

ABOUT “A DOG CALLED BLUE”

During the 1980s I allowed my irritation with the versions of Australian Cattle Dog history in current circulation to get the better of me. A case of shut up about it or sort it put. I took the second route.

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HALLS HEELER STORY: 4

The Dispersal of the Halls Heeler In 1836, George Hall, then aged seventy-two, made a new Will. In the climate of the times, it was just. George sought to reward his sons, William, John, Thomas Simpson, Matthew, Henry and Ebenezer, … Continue reading

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The Australian Cattle Dog – not just a head!

Kath Williamson A great deal of emphasis is placed on the head of the Australian Cattle Dog. However it must be stressed that a dog with an average head and body is a better dog than the dog whose head … Continue reading

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HALLS HEELER STORY: 3

The Development of the Halls Heeler The Dingo arrived in Australia several thousand years ago with early seafarers and became an accepted part of the aboriginal communities who already occupied Australia.

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HALLS HEELER STORY: 2

Settling in at Dartbrook 1826. The opening of the Pitt Town – Bulga road, the Putty Road, in 1823 was timely for George Hall. He applied for lands in the Hunter Valley for himself and four of his sons, the … Continue reading

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