Heads Down, Bums Up - Through The Viewfinder (TTV)
I was lucky to be invited to visit and photograph the shearing at historic Deeargee Woolshed on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia.
Deeargee Woolshed has a most unusual octagonal design and is registered with the National Trust. The original shed was built in 1861 but burnt down. Rebuilt in 1869, it is also one of the oldest and largest sheds in Australia and still in use today. It’s three-tier roof with a clerestory of glass ventilators allows shearers to work in a well lit and ventilated environment.
It was such a thrill to witness the buzz and activity of the woolshed. The shearers and rouseabouts work so hard, backbreaking work and the pace is hectic.... 9,000 sheep, 5 shearers, 8 days.
A huge thank you to the shearers, rouseabouts, classers and especially to the Sutherlands for the wonderful opportunity, it truly was an eye-opening and fantastic experience.
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