Katharine Susannah Prichard immortalised the majestic, ponderous strain of the teams in her novel Working Bullocks, where she captured the majesty of the beasts, and the passion of the men who drove them. She wrote of the crack of the bullocky's whip, the sound of his voice across the morning's clean air and the 'chinkle of bullock chains as the team trailed slowly, up hill and down, to the landing.' Prichard set her teams among the giant Karri forests of Western Australia, where for decades the powerful patience of the bullock teams succoured the spirit of the settlers.
In the settling-in years when squatters set out from town with just a dray and a half-dozen beasts, they relied - totally and with gritty faith - on the strength and endurance of the bullock teams.
Source: Booklet accompanying the 1997 Masterpieces in Silver - The Opening of the Continent - Set.
Bullock Teams are featured on the following Australian coins: