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Picking up a sheep fleece, Waiorau Sheep Station, ca 1930s

Reference Number: 1/4-023112-F

Unidentified boy picking up a sheep fleece from a woolshed floor at Waiorau Sheep Station in Otago. Photograph taken circa 1930s, possibly by George Leslie Adkin.

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Photographer unknown: Views of Waiorau Sheep Station, Reference Number PAColl-6651 (5 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Film negative. Vertical imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: Note on back of file print reads: "When the fleece is shorn from its owner, it is immediately removed by the "picker up" and thrown on to the wool-table, or placed nearby until the table is ready. The hind part of [the ] fleece is grasped first and the rest of the fleece is held by the hand and arms in a "tongs" action. When thrown, the "neck" goes stretching along the table to the top end, and the "britch" or hind of [the ] fleece is released last of all."

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures636. Sheep farming. Shearing(PFP-026640)

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