Sunshine stripper draws crowds

THE GOOD OLD DAYS: Colin Wood of Table Top and Bruce Taylor of Albury are pictured with the Sunshine stripper harvester at Henty. Picture: Nikki Reynolds

THE GOOD OLD DAYS: Colin Wood of Table Top and Bruce Taylor of Albury are pictured with the Sunshine stripper harvester at Henty. Picture: Nikki Reynolds

IT wasn’t just the brand new John Deere header or the the latest in self-propelled spray technology which got all of the attention at Henty.

Members of the Header Museum at Henty and others who displayed their vintage exhibits were thrilled with the level of interest at the field days. 

Colin Wood of Table Top is a member of the Header Museum and said plenty of people had come along to the site to see the 1905 Sunshine-stripper harvester.

Initially the plan was to display the original Taylor header – located at the Henty museum – at the event.

But the wet weather impaired any chances of getting it to the site. 

Instead, the McKay family of Henty loaned their Sunshine stripper to the event for three days and the decision turned out to be a popular one with patrons. 

West Wyalong Movies principal, Ross Harmer said he was overwhelmed by the response to his historic DVD collection. 

“I sold 30 straight up on the first day … and people have just kept on coming through the site,” he said.

Mr Harmer said it was an understatement to say people were interested in the history of agriculture in southern NSW. 

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