Kōrero: Timekeeping

Shearing rules

Shearing rules

When people worked in large groups, standard times for starting and finishing became necessary. Even on Teviot sheep station in Otago in the 1880s, the rules for shearers laid down precise times for work and for ‘smoko’.

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Jock Phillips, 'Timekeeping - Time and society, 1870s–1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/6700/shearing-rules (accessed 21 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006