Mouse trap Gulf Station

60 Objects Gulf Station

An unusual object, this mouse trap was a necessity on a farm like Gulf Station. The mouse enters the trap through the arched entrance; a moving floor closes a door to this entrance, preventing escape.

The last owners of Gulf Station were the Fellowes family, who ran a plant nursery and cattle farm until the 1970s.  Mavis Fellowes took over the running of the farm from her father Jack Smeadly who purchased Gulf Station from the original owners – the Bells – with whom he had a close association.

This strange object has remained on site since its purchase.

Gulf Station was established in the 1850s by the Bell family – Scottish settlers who ran the farm for almost 100 years.

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