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Headlie's History in Pictures

Philip Taylor (Headlie’s father) with three of his children at “Emerald Hill” near Henty in southern NSW. Headlie Shipard Taylor grew up at “Emerald Hill” the second of eight children to Philip and Jane Taylor. “Emerald Hill” was a wheat and sheep farm of 1196 acres. The pise house was built c.1884 while Headlie was born on the 7th July 1883 at his maternal grandparent’s home at Bungowannah near Albury.


Headlie Taylor is on the left in an early photograph of Headlie’s incomplete family c.1892.





Headlie Taylor is second from the left, outside the Henty School c.1896. Headlie left school at the age of fourteen to work on his parents’ farm.







Headlie Taylor with his reaper and thresher prior to having 3 machines made under licence in 1915.





Headlie Taylor on the shafts, delivering wheat to the Henty Railway Goods Shed after the successful harvest of 1916.






Headlie Taylor taken for a Christmas photograph 1935.












Headlie Taylor on left with his auto header designed in 1924







Headlie Taylor retired from Sunshine Header Co. in 1954 and died three years later in1957.

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1914 header

1915 header


1916 header

1924 auto header


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The Headlie Taylor Header Museum
Henty, NSW
Phone: 0438 244273 (Bruce Taylor)