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From Near and Far
This mural depicts the mechanical harvesting methods employed in the Kentish districts at the turn of the 20th century. During harvesting season self propelled steam engines with their threshing plants, chaff cutters and a gang of up to fourteen men moved from farm to farm. The workmen expected good hearty meals mornings and evenings prepared by the farmers family before bedding themselves down in the barn.

This mural won the Mural Fest Peoples' Choice Award
2003. When relocated to its permanent home at Sheffield Motor Inn, the mural was extended on the left hand side by Julian Bale.
Painted in 2003 by: John Bale (father), Robert Bale (grandson) and extended by Julian Bale (son)
Location: High Street Car Park Size: 10m x 2.3m  
© Julian Bale    
The Butler’s Mail Coach 1910
The Mail coach from Sheffield to Latrobe was operated by the Atkinson family in the mid 1880’s. This connected with a coach leaving for Deloraine, where the railway line to Launceston commenced.

The horses were stabled where the Kentish Health Precinct is now. The Butler family took over the line and ran the service until the 1920’s.

The coach drivers would give their horses a drink and a rest after their long haul from Railton at a water trough which can still be seen on the side of the road at Stoodley.
Painted in 1988 by: David Hopkins
Location: Hotel Lane
Size: 3.6m x 4.2m
© David Hopkins

River Trout
Finalist at the 2004 Mural Fest
Painted in 2004 by: Julian Bale
Location: Main Street, Sheffield
Size: 4.8m x 2.1m
© Julian Bale