Story: Shearing

Machine shearing

Machine shearing

Two shearers are using shearing machines on Puketiti station, on the East Coast, probably in the 1950s. From the beginning of the 20th century, machine shearing became the dominant shearing method in New Zealand.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AANR 6329 66 A14,779

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Des Williams, 'Shearing - From blades to shearing machines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2023)

Story by Des Williams, published 24 Nov 2008