Sheep Shearing Machines

Interviewees: John (Jack) Smith
Location: Lockhart
Theme: Animals

Jack worked in the shearing industry for 45 to 50 years in the Lockhart area and was witness to change within the industry- the move to owning your own gear and the introduction of slings to protect shearers’ backs. Overwhelmingly though, the industry’s technologies have remained constant over the past 100 years and Jack’s video testimony supports this notion.

Stage 5 Education Resource: Sheep Shearing Machines - Lockhart (PDF, 248.1 KB)

Museum: Greens Gunyah Museum