This spur was made for respected stockman Peter ‘Sabu’ Sing, who was born at Delamere station in 1940 to a Wardaman mother and Chinese father. He was fostered as a child by Tom Fisher, manager of Wave Hill station when Aboriginal stockmen and their families walked off in a strike for equal wages in 1966.
The spur was made by Fred Gutte, a blacksmith at Wave Hill during the 1940s and 50s. Wave Hill spurs were prized items on stock routes and stations across northern Australia.
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