Bolting horse in Shafston Avenue


Picture this scene: It is February 1924 in East Brisbane.

A horse and cart is going on its rounds delivering butter, trotting along Shafston Avenue, near the Mowbray Park end, what was then the horse ferry.   The driver stops to get off, but for some reason the horse bolts and charges into an advertising sign. One of the shafts breaks on the cart and the driver has to hang on. He’s dragged along for about 400 yards. Finally he can’t hang on any longer and is thrown onto the road on his back! Luckily he was not seriously injured and the horse was merely stunned!