Story: Shearing

Throwing a fleece (1st of 2)

Throwing a fleece

Once a sheep has been shorn, a ‘rousie’ or woolhandler picks up the fleece and throws it onto a table so the dirty wool and scruffy ends can be removed. This shed hand is working at Glentanner station in the Mackenzie Country, in 2007.

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Des Williams, 'Shearing - Modern shearing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18268/throwing-a-fleece (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Des Williams, published 24 Nov 2008