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The Shearers

The Shearers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Low, Ruth Entwistle

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The Shearers is an account of the men and women, past and present, who have committed their life to shearing and farming in New Zealand. Author Ruth Entwistle Low travelled throughout the country interviewing those involved in the industry- shearing contractors, competitive shear...ers and shed shearers, along with sheep farmers and runholders, all of whom offer context for the shearers' stories. Incorporating both historical and contemporary research, Ruth weaves the oral accounts into an absorbing, human account, all richly illustrated with full-colour photography. Ranging the changing status of shearers; the making of a team- woolhandlers, pressers and woolclassers, and world champions; and technological advances, the voices of the shed shearers make up the heart of the book - their accounts of what it is to be a shearer; their training; their tools; the camaraderie, and the gruelling, itinerant nature of the job. The Shearers invites readers to the shearer's world - 'the only job where you take a sweat towel to work'. People included- Peter Casserly Kelly Hokianga Sarah Higgins Jack Luttrell Murray Grice Peter and Elsie Lyon Catherine Mullooly Eddie Parkinson Barry Pullin Ian and Beth Kirkpatrick Alistair and Kim Cuming Hape Shearing Contractors Richard Winiata Brian Kerr Ann Robinson Mackintosh Shearing Malcolm Sadler Reg Benjamin Bart and Nuku Hadfield Tony Dobbs Brian 'Snow' Quinn
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ISBN 9780143771166
Published NZ 6 Aug 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143771166
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Published 6 Aug 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Low, Ruth Entwistle
Category True Stories
The Countryside, Country Life
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 172mm
Height: 239mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 636.3145
Weight 768g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text True Stories
ONIX Text General/trade