Story: Rural language

Blade shearing

Blade shearing

A shearer uses hand blades (also known as jingling johnnies or tongs) to shear a sheep at Glentanner Station in the Mackenzie Basin. High-country sheep are often still shorn with blades, leaving enough wool to protect them against the cold.

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Dianne Bardsley, 'Rural language - Farm work and workers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Dianne Bardsley, published 24 Nov 2008