The late Andy Smith
Macumba Station stockman
Andy Smith used to work on Macumba Station.
This is one of our favourite photos. It shows the old campaigner
Andy Smith taking a well earned rest on a similarly weathered bronco
panel. Andy's hair and the old panel are almost as one, both having
spent an equal amount of time out in the sun, wind and dust.
A bronco panel is used to assist in the branding operation. Bronco
horses drag unbranded cleanskin cattle up to the panel where they
are wrestled to the ground by a team of stockmen armed with knives,
dehorners, branding irons and a collection of ropes.
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The late Andy Smith - Macumba Station stockman
Photo - Philip Gee (1993)