Friday, 7 October 2011

Grain Threshing Floor, Kangaroo Island SA


  1. Meaning they had no combine-harvester type machines? Such an ancient looking site ... like cave-man era ...

  2. Not back in the early 1900s. I couldn't mind any information specific to this grain-threshing floor, but did find this about another one:

    "After mowing, wheat was delivered to a grain threshing floor and was ground using the wood threshers. Wheat was spread around on the surface of the circle, where rotating threshers were dragged by horses or donkeys. The grain was separated from the loosened chaff and rolled down into the hollow in the center. After being threshed, the grain was brought to a mill for grinding. For these purposes, there were used millstones driven by draught animals. Grain thrashers were also used for grinding."