Colloquially know as the ‘longest paddock’. During drought times in outback Australia, sheep are driven onto the verges of inland highways so they can feed on the remaing available grass. Outback NSW, Australia. 1995

Colloquially know as the ‘longest paddock’. During drought times in outback Australia, sheep are driven onto the verges of inland highways so they can feed on the remaing available grass. Outback NSW, Australia. 1995

 En route to the next sheep station, outback NSW, Australia. 1996

En route to the next sheep station, outback NSW, Australia. 1996

 Shearer’s cooks, en route to the next sheep station near Bourke, outback NSW, Australia. 1996

Shearer’s cooks, en route to the next sheep station near Bourke, outback NSW, Australia. 1996

 Drought stricken farmer and his dog on a sheep property near Bourke, outback NSW, Australia. 1997

Drought stricken farmer and his dog on a sheep property near Bourke, outback NSW, Australia. 1997

 A merino sheep being relieved of its heavy fleece by a deft shearer. Outback NSW, Australia. 1995

A merino sheep being relieved of its heavy fleece by a deft shearer. Outback NSW, Australia. 1995

 From the pen to waiting shears. Outback (near Bourke) NSW, Australia. 1996

From the pen to waiting shears. Outback (near Bourke) NSW, Australia. 1996

 Sorting the fleece on a busy shearing shed ‘floor’. Outback, NSW, Australia. 1997

Sorting the fleece on a busy shearing shed ‘floor’. Outback, NSW, Australia. 1997

 Gathering wool to be baled. Outback QLD, Australia. 1997

Gathering wool to be baled. Outback QLD, Australia. 1997

 Washing before ‘Smoko’  (break) Outback QLD, Australia. 1997

Washing before ‘Smoko’  (break) Outback QLD, Australia. 1997

 Washing before ‘Smoko’ (break) Outback QLD, Australia. 1997

Washing before ‘Smoko’ (break) Outback QLD, Australia. 1997

 End of the working day. Sheep station, outback NSW, Australia. 1996

End of the working day. Sheep station, outback NSW, Australia. 1996

 Colloquially known as ‘smoko’  (a break and rest) from work. Outback NSW, Australia. 1995

Colloquially known as ‘smoko’  (a break and rest) from work. Outback NSW, Australia. 1995

 ‘The morning after’. For many shearers the reward for a weeks physically brutal labour is, a protracted session with fellow shearers at the local pub. Outback NSW, Australia. 1996

‘The morning after’. For many shearers the reward for a weeks physically brutal labour is, a protracted session with fellow shearers at the local pub. Outback NSW, Australia. 1996

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 Bales of wool loaded upon a truck for initial transportation to wool storage facilities. Outback NSW, Australia. 1996

Bales of wool loaded upon a truck for initial transportation to wool storage facilities. Outback NSW, Australia. 1996

 The Shearer’s cook leaves the kitchen clean before travelling to the next sheep station. Outback QLD, Australia. 1997

The Shearer’s cook leaves the kitchen clean before travelling to the next sheep station. Outback QLD, Australia. 1997

 The shearer’s cook and her husband pack the ‘ute’ (utility truck) before travelling to the next sheep station. Outback QLD, Australia. 1997

The shearer’s cook and her husband pack the ‘ute’ (utility truck) before travelling to the next sheep station. Outback QLD, Australia. 1997

 Continuing cycle. A shearer leaves for further work to the next sheep station. Outback NSW, Australia. 1996

Continuing cycle. A shearer leaves for further work to the next sheep station. Outback NSW, Australia. 1996

 Colloquially know as the ‘longest paddock’. During drought times in outback Australia, sheep are driven onto the verges of inland highways so they can feed on the remaing available grass. Outback NSW, Australia. 1995
 En route to the next sheep station, outback NSW, Australia. 1996
 Shearer’s cooks, en route to the next sheep station near Bourke, outback NSW, Australia. 1996
 Drought stricken farmer and his dog on a sheep property near Bourke, outback NSW, Australia. 1997
 A merino sheep being relieved of its heavy fleece by a deft shearer. Outback NSW, Australia. 1995
 From the pen to waiting shears. Outback (near Bourke) NSW, Australia. 1996
 Sorting the fleece on a busy shearing shed ‘floor’. Outback, NSW, Australia. 1997
 Gathering wool to be baled. Outback QLD, Australia. 1997
 Washing before ‘Smoko’  (break) Outback QLD, Australia. 1997
 Washing before ‘Smoko’ (break) Outback QLD, Australia. 1997
 End of the working day. Sheep station, outback NSW, Australia. 1996
 Colloquially known as ‘smoko’  (a break and rest) from work. Outback NSW, Australia. 1995
 ‘The morning after’. For many shearers the reward for a weeks physically brutal labour is, a protracted session with fellow shearers at the local pub. Outback NSW, Australia. 1996
JP-PhD_SHEARERS-12.JPG
 Bales of wool loaded upon a truck for initial transportation to wool storage facilities. Outback NSW, Australia. 1996
 The Shearer’s cook leaves the kitchen clean before travelling to the next sheep station. Outback QLD, Australia. 1997
 The shearer’s cook and her husband pack the ‘ute’ (utility truck) before travelling to the next sheep station. Outback QLD, Australia. 1997
 Continuing cycle. A shearer leaves for further work to the next sheep station. Outback NSW, Australia. 1996

Colloquially know as the ‘longest paddock’. During drought times in outback Australia, sheep are driven onto the verges of inland highways so they can feed on the remaing available grass. Outback NSW, Australia. 1995

En route to the next sheep station, outback NSW, Australia. 1996

Shearer’s cooks, en route to the next sheep station near Bourke, outback NSW, Australia. 1996

Drought stricken farmer and his dog on a sheep property near Bourke, outback NSW, Australia. 1997

A merino sheep being relieved of its heavy fleece by a deft shearer. Outback NSW, Australia. 1995

From the pen to waiting shears. Outback (near Bourke) NSW, Australia. 1996

Sorting the fleece on a busy shearing shed ‘floor’. Outback, NSW, Australia. 1997

Gathering wool to be baled. Outback QLD, Australia. 1997

Washing before ‘Smoko’  (break) Outback QLD, Australia. 1997

Washing before ‘Smoko’ (break) Outback QLD, Australia. 1997

End of the working day. Sheep station, outback NSW, Australia. 1996

Colloquially known as ‘smoko’  (a break and rest) from work. Outback NSW, Australia. 1995

‘The morning after’. For many shearers the reward for a weeks physically brutal labour is, a protracted session with fellow shearers at the local pub. Outback NSW, Australia. 1996

Bales of wool loaded upon a truck for initial transportation to wool storage facilities. Outback NSW, Australia. 1996

The Shearer’s cook leaves the kitchen clean before travelling to the next sheep station. Outback QLD, Australia. 1997

The shearer’s cook and her husband pack the ‘ute’ (utility truck) before travelling to the next sheep station. Outback QLD, Australia. 1997

Continuing cycle. A shearer leaves for further work to the next sheep station. Outback NSW, Australia. 1996

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