There are a few projects taking shape at work that suggest histories I need to research.
Pioneer Park Museum has recently been given a working T20 tractor, which is distinctive for the use of caterpillar tracks rather than oversized wheels. It would've been built in the mid-1930s and it was while looking at two others we have that I noticed this plate on an older tractor that I think was inspired by Clayton and Shuttleworth or Aveling and Porter.
The final direction is to learn more about Warangesda Mission, which was started at Darlington Point in 1880 and marked a change in the treatment of indigenous Australians. Many of the remaining local Wiradjuri people have connections to this institution, which sought to protect Aborigines from exploitation by white Australians. While it was founded on Christian values, it's difficult not to see the beginning of the paternal attitude that led to the Stolen Generation.
Warangesda was mentioned by the younger Stan Grant recently.