Story: Farm buildings

Counting-out pens (2nd of 3)

Counting-out pens

Once a sheep has been shorn, it is released into a counting pen. This allows an exact tally to be kept of each shearer’s work. These newly shorn sheep are at Mangatoi Station on the Mōkau River, in 1929.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Robert E. Wells Collection (PAColl-0001)
Reference: 1/4-057828; G
Photograph by Robert E. Wells

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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