Story: Shearing

The Bowen technique

In the 1940s and 1950s Godfrey and Ivan Bowen developed a technique for shearing, using easy rhythmical sweeps of the shearing handpiece. Watch Godfrey demonstrate the technique.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Shearing Technique. National Film Unit, 1957

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How to cite this page:

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