Monday, January 05, 2004


searching for wheelbarrows within Museum of Victoria's Biggest Family Album

a group of people watching a man being pushed in a wheelbarrow. there had been a bet for the man to take a wheelbarrow ride from greenwald to dartmoor
(circa 1925 record number: mm 003151)

a man in military uniform pushing another on a wheelbarrow as part of an endurance test from melbourne to sydney. (date: 1935 MM 006018)

a number of women competing in a "wheelbarrow" race. (1930. mm 002449)

a young girl with her toys in a toy wheelbarrow. ( 1922 mm 002248)

some unsorted wheelbarrow links:

L. P. Federmeyer Celebrated Champion Wheelbarrow Pedestrian of the world

Council to get behind Wheelbarrow Race
He said that for competitors to successfully race between Mareeba and Chillagoe pushing a wheelbarrow would require the same spirit and determination that drove the early pioneers who opened up the region. “Make no mistake about it, it will be a real challenge. I am confident that enough people will be prepared to give it a go to make it a success.”

Tricks at Wheelbarrow freestyle

DIY A 16th Century German Wheelbarrow

Comments: barrows

Here's a spiffy spiffy wheelbarrow at

The whole site is pretty wonderful..
Posted by David Tiley at January 5, 2004 03:06 PM

David, the link doesn't seem to like it, but going to the site (excellent btw) and searching (funnily enough) for "Wheelbarrow" brings up the clickable thumbnails and that rather spiffy number. Very beautiful. It's number 13 of barrows, and number 5, "sail-assisted wheelbarrow, late 18th century"
also took our fancy.
Posted by boynton at January 5, 2004 03:47 PM

Now if I could just put a trebuchet on it..
Posted by David Tiley at January 5, 2004 06:17 PM

strictly for leisure
Posted by nardo at January 7, 2004 11:53 AM

Great picture, Great Site.
Posted by boynton at January 7, 2004 01:27 PM

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