[caption: MULE TEAMS
There being no roads in the Burra copperfieid district. South Australia, 200 mules with their Chilean drivers were imported in 1856 to move the copper from the mines to Port Wakefield. These useful, extremely hardy but perverse little beasts gave wonderful service to the outback during early colonisation and development.
—Published by courtesy of Neptune Oil Co. Pty. Ltd.. from their current booklet ‘Looking Back Again.’]