Bedourie oven

Bedourie oven

The Bedourie Oven is an Australian adaptation of the camp oven, better known as a Dutch oven. Drovers working on Bedourie Station, in western Queensland, found that the cast iron camp ovens they use for cooking would often fall from their pack horses and sometimes break when they hit the ground. The idea for the Bedourie Oven was born from the frustration of the drovers missing out on a cooked camp meal so one made from mild steel was made. Being made from pressed mild steel would mean it could be handled a lot rougher and if dropped would not break.


* Bill Wannan, "A Dictionary of Australian Folklore: Lore, Legends, Myths, and Traditions", Page 46, Viking O'Neil, ISBN 0670900419

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