Those Were the Days

Compiled by Angela Tiede. Image: Hindmarsh Fire Brigade aboard fire engine drawn by 2 horses, ca 1895. Centralian Advocate , Friday 4 March 1949.

Think about life when Australia was first being developed, horses were everything, and they had to be safe, dependable, strong and easy to keep.

The attached document covering the topics of fire and police, everyday life, circus horses, trams, and coaches can be printed for educational use if required. There are many stories on this website about famous human and horse characters involved in these contexts, peruse the Let’s Not Forget section to learn more. Did you know? Back in the day we had the world’s best coach horses and drivers, and circuses that toured both nationally and internationally, amazing achievements that should not be forgotten!

Posted by Enoch Waler

Waler gelding purpose bred to help educate and advocate for Walers, in person and via Facebook and Instagram.