Stories from the shearing sheds

The rich history, ritual, characters, hard work and competition of a core farming activity

Top shearers are elite athletes who these days set world records and travel the world with their skill. Shearing gangs are quintessential rural New Zealand, and in the course of a 10 or 12 hour day, with sweat dripping, they play a pivotal role in supplying a wonderful, renewable fibre for export and local use.

Collection items

The shearer Hinehauone Coralie Cook
[Cook, Hinehauone Coralie], 1904-1993 :[The shearer] Dec 1934. Cook, Hinehauone Coralie, 1904-1993 :[Loose prints, drawings and paintings; and two albums of prints and drawings. 1924-1991]. Ref: E-914-q-030-2. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.


See Also

Sheep Heaven: The Small Block Holders Guide to Sheep Farming

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