Kōrero: Shearing

Australian shearers

Australian shearers

The first shearers in New Zealand came from Australia, where farming fine-wool Merinos had already been established. This 1864 engraving from the Illustrated Sydney News shows shearers using hand clippers, and a worker is pressing wool into bales using only his weight. Later, mechanical wool presses would have been used.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0169-1864-001

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Des Williams, 'Shearing - Early shearing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/18231/australian-shearers (accessed 26 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Des Williams, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008