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Headlie Taylor Header & Blacksmith Shop


Henty is known as the ‘Home of the Header’ due to agricultural innovations that revolutionised world agriculture. In 1914, a local farmer, Mr Headlie Taylor invented the header harvester which completely revolutionised the grain industry around the world. In 2009 an authentic header harvester and blacksmith’s shop were relocated to Bicentennial Park, Olympic Highway. Guided tours are available by appointment. The header now takes pride of place in Henty.

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Headlie Taylor Header & Blacksmith Shop is situated in the Bi-Centennial Park, Olympic Way, Henty (click here to watch Introductory Video)

The Genesis of the Sunshine Header

 Headlie Taylor's Story

"I made my bow to the world at the little town of Henty NSW. On July 7, 1883 and lived in that district continually until 1915, the year which I went to Melbourne in order to supervise the building of a number of headers for the dual purpose of demonstrating their capabilities to the farming community and interesting Australian agricultural machinery manufacturers in the invention."

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