Toolburra Dray

Toolburra Dray


This dray measuring 2m by 2.7m and has 2m long shafts. It is typical of farm vehicles prevalent on the Darling Downs from 1880s to 1950s. The wind-on brake on the near side and shaft props are standard dray features. The dray is unsprung.


Unpainted body but remains of red paint on the wheels.


Referred to as a three-ton wool dray, this vehicle was purchased by Mr Hector Donald McDonald at South Toolburra clearance sale in 1937 and used by him with one horse to cart wood on his property, Evandale, until it was sold in 1962. (Bolton Collection)



Find out more about other carts and drays in the National Carriage Collection.