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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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AUSTRALIAN STUMPY TAIL CATTLE DOG

Abbreviations ANKC: Australian National Kennel Council ASTCD: Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog ACD: Australian Cattle Dog CCCQ: Canine Control Council (Queensland) KAQ: Kennel Association (Queensland) STCD: Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog The present day “pure bred Stumpy” is a modern construct, … 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 human immigrants and were an accepted part of the aboriginal communities in which they lived. With the passing of time dingoes became less … Continue reading

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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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