In March 1888, Mr W Cook and Mr W Barwick, two slaughtermen employed by Hinton butcher, John Bramble, agreed, for a wager of ten pounds, to dress six bullocks and twenty sheep within one hour.
Mr W Morrow was elected timekeeper.
The day being a holiday saw a large crowd assembled at the slaughter yard to witness what most people thought impossible.When the men declared their work finished, the watch showed 58 minutes and 32 seconds from the time of starting, with nearly a minute and a half to spare.
This was claimed to be the fastest genuine time recorded in Australia.