On This Day……… 2nd April 1805

A fine goat with a cart and harness was sold in Sydney, New South Wales, on this day in 1805 for £8. The same morning it had drawn ten bushels of wheat, around 270kg, from Prospect Hill to the wharf at Parramatta 8kms away. The sale of the remarkable animal was a newsworthy item and the Sydney Gazette noted that the goat was well broken in as a draught animal, jokingly adding that the new owner will in all probability, accustom him to the saddle.