Story: Farm buildings

Old woolshed (1st of 3)

Old woolshed

Blade shearers shear sheep in an old woolshed. The portholes (right) are open, ready for the animals to be let out into the counting-out pens after shearing. The narrow shearing board is covered in wool offcuts and short pieces – unlike in modern sheds, where the board is kept clean to avoid contamination of the fleeces.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AANR 6329 64 45 A8,364

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Robert Peden, 'Farm buildings - Woolsheds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008