This photograph shows John Joseph 'JJ' O'Connor, on the road droving sheep, Gippsland, circa 1916-1918. He and the photographer Dr. Pern had been in business together. They were raising sheep and cattle and rented St Margaret's Island to graze their live-stock over summer. According to the family: 'Live-stock were very cheap. When World War I broke out, the price of stock went up and they made a lot of money. Because J. J. knew the area so well, he was sent into the hills during World War I to look out for the German 'invasion' which was rumoured to be planned from the coast.'

The photographer of this image, Doctor Sydney Pern, was a friend of the contributor's family, who lived in Yarram. In addition to his duties as the local GP, he was an enthusiastic amateur photographer.

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Two men with their horses, droving sheep down a road. One man is on horse-back and the other is standing by his horse's head. They have their backs to the photographer.

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