Shearing in the Riverina New South Wales

Shearing in the Riverina  New South Wales

by Rolf Boldrewood I "Shearing commences tomorrow!" These apparently simple
words were spoken by Hugh Gordon, the manager of Anabanco station, in the
district of Riverina, in the colony of New South Wales, one Monday morning in the
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Author: Rolf Boldrewood

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465612939

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"Shearing commences to-morrow!" These apparently simple words were spoken by Hugh Gordon, the manager of Anabanco station, in the district of Riverina, in the colony of New South Wales, one Monday morning in the month of August. The utterance had its importance to every member of a rather extensive "CORPS DRAMATIQUE" awaiting the industrial drama about to be performed. A low sand-hill a few years since had looked out over a sea of grey plains, covered partly with grass, partly with salsiferous bushes and herbs. Two or three huts built of the trunks of the pine and roofed with the bark of the box-tree, and a skeleton-looking cattle-yard with its high "gallows" (a rude timber stage whereon to hang slaughtered cattle) alone broke the monotony of the plain-ocean. A comparatively small herd of cattle, 2000 or 3000, found more than sufficient pasturage during the short winter and spring, but were always compelled to migrate to mountain pastures when the swamps, which alone in those days formed the water-stores of the run, were dried up. But two or three, or at most half-a-dozen, stockmen were ever needed for the purpose of managing the herd, so inadequate in number and profitable occupation to this vast tract of grazing country. But, a little later, one of the great chiefs of the wool-producing interest—a shepherd-king, so to speak, of shrewdness, energy, and capital—had seen, approved and purchased the lease of this waste kingdom. Almost at once, as if by magic, the scene changed. Great gangs of navvies appeared, wending their way across the silent plain. Dams were made, wells were dug. Tons of fencing wire were dropped on the sand by the long line of teams which seemed never tired of arriving. Sheep by thousands, and tens of thousands, began to come, grazing and cropping up to the lonely sandhill—now swarming with blacksmiths, carpenters, engineers, fencers, shepherds, bullock-drivers—till the place looked like a fair on the borders of Tartary. Meanwhile everything was moving with calculated force and cost, under the "reign of law". The seeming expense was merely the economic truth of doing all the necessary work at once, rather than by instalments. One hundred men for one day rather than one man for one hundred days. Results soon began to demonstrate themselves. In twelve months the dams were full, the wells sending up their far-fetched priceless water, the wire fences erected, the shepherds gone, and 17,000 sheep cropping the herbage of Anabanco. Tuesday was the day fixed for the actual commencement of the momentous, almost solemn transaction—the pastoral Hegira, so to speak, as the time of most station events is calculated with reference to it, as happening before or after shearing. But before the first shot is fired which tells of the battle begun, what raids and skirmishes, what reconnoitring and vedette duty must take place!
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The Australasian Pastoralists Review

The Australasian Pastoralists  Review

In one New South Wales branch , hitherto a very powerful one , viz . , Wagga
Wagga ... The Wagga Wagga district was one of the first districts in which any
serious shearing disturbances occurred -- the general secretary has good reason
to ...

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ISBN: UCAL:C2731604

Category: Agriculture

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The Living Age

The Living Age

S.HEARING IN RIVERINA, NEW SOUTH WALES. “SHEARING commences to-
morrow !” These apparently simple words were spoken by Hugh Gordon, the
manager of Anabanco station, in the district of Riverina, in the colony of New
South ...

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The Cornhill Magazine

The Cornhill Magazine

They agree , on the other hand , to pay for all supplies consumed by them at
certain prices fixed before the shearing agreement is signed . Hence , it is entirely
their ... big with fate . ” As the 74 SHEARING IN RIVERINA , NEW SOUTH WALES
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Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

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ISBN: PRNC:32101076403235

Category: Electronic journals

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THE CORNHILL MAGAZINE VOL XXIII JANUARY TO JUNE 1871

THE CORNHILL MAGAZINE VOL  XXIII JANUARY TO JUNE  1871

They agree , on the other hand , to pay for all supplies consumed by them at
certain prices fixed before the shearing agreement is signed . Hence , it is entirely
their own ... big with fate . ” As the SHEARING IN RIVERINA , NEW SOUTH
WALES .

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ISBN: OXFORD:555030395

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The Cornhill Magazine

The Cornhill Magazine

They agree , on the other hand , to pay for all supplies consumed by them at
certain prices fixed before the shearing agreement is signed . Hence , it is entirely
their ... big with fate . ” As the 74 SHEARING IN RIVERINA , NEW SOUTH WALES
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In Bad Company and Other Stories

In Bad Company and Other Stories

NEW. SOUTH. WALES. 'Shearing begins to-morrow!' These apparently simple
words were spoken by Hugh Gordon, the manager of Anabanco Station, in the
district of Riverina, in the colony of New South Wales, one Monday morning in the
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Author: Rolf Boldrewood

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752347586

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Reproduction of the original: In Bad Company and Other Stories by Rolf Boldrewood
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Catalogue of the Exhibits in the New South Wales Courts

Catalogue of the Exhibits in the New South Wales Courts

New South Wales. ... breeding , Australian Merino ; age , 21 years ; date of
shearing , 9th September , 1892 ; weight of animal after shearing , 83 lb .; gross
weight of fleece at shearing , 10 ... 3 oz .; district in which sheep was bred ,
Kentucky , Corowa , Southern Riverina ; brand , Kentucky ; non - competitive . ...
14 oz .; district in which sheep was bred , Oura , Wagga , Riverina ; brand , GJM
over Oura ; non ...

Author: New South Wales. Commissioners for the World's Columbian exposition

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B622097

Category: Industries

Page: 782

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The Making of the AWU

The Making of the AWU

Commission in New South Wales which inquired into strikes and the 1907
Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Court ... He later used the same
material for an article ' Shearing in the Riverina , New South Wales ' , published
in Cornhill ...

Author: John Merritt

Publisher: Melbourne ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038080292

Category: Agricultural laborers

Page: 432

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Although shearers have been the heroes of the Australian labour movement's most enduring legends, here John Merritt argues that their reputation as militants has been greatly exaggerated. Based on union and pastoralists' records, this book is a comprehensive account of the events that produced the legends and offers many challenges to the historiography of the 1890s.
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The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature

The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature

Land or ' Sydneys ' from NSW , were paid ten shillings Some of his short stories
were published in two col - per hundred ... days is ' Rolf Boldrewood ' s ' Shearing
in SHAW , Janet ( 1959 - ) , born Melbourne , is a Riverina , New South Wales ...

Author: William Henry Wilde

Publisher: Melbourne ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015031722021

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 833

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature, which now appears in a fully revised and updated second edition, provides a concise but comprehensive account of Australian writing from European settlement in 1788 to 1993. Its chief aim is to present the most important achievements of Australianliterature in the major fields of poetry, fiction and drama, but considerable attention has also been paid to non-fictional prose and to the impact on Australian literature of those historical events which served not only as catalysts but also as the subject matter of so much of it.William Wilde and Joy Hooton - building on the 1985 edition which was co-authored by the late Barry Andrews - present an even more diverse record of literary achievement. The new Companion reflects three major changes in the literary culture: the emergence of Aboriginal writing, the increase in andrecognition of multicultural writing, and the great increase in women's writing in all genres. The new edition also relects the substantial research achievements of literary historians, textual critics, bibliographers, biographers and the impact of critical reinterpretations based on such 'new'approaches as feminism and post-colonialism.Every entry has been reappraised and, where necessary, revised and expanded. During the 1980s several Australian writers won international reputations. Many of them - Malouf, Garner, Murray, Jolley, Carey and Williamson - produced some of their key works after the first edition of the Companion wascompleted, and their entries have been rewritten accordingly. In addition, a new generation of writers has been included - Brett, Halligan, Henshaw, Castro, Grenville, Masters and Hodgins, to name just a few.Reviewing the first edition, A.D. Hope acclaimed it as a 'landmark'. In the greatly expanded second edition, the authors provide a fuller and more contemporary record of the national literature.
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The Forgotten Worker

The Forgotten Worker

... Murray in the Riverina, New South Wales. Others arrived further north. There
they joined the regular mass migration of shearers which flowed into inland
pastoral regions of Queensland and New South Wales along well-established
routes.

Author: John E. Martin

Publisher: Bridget Williams Books

ISBN: 9781877242793

Category: History

Page: 228

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As New Zealand's agricultural industry developed in the twentieth century, the rural worker – shearer, labourer, musterer – began to disappear from public view. In this fascinating study, John Martin uncovers the lives of these 'forgotten workers', describing their working lives, relationships with employers, living conditions and expectations. Their experiences are brought to life in their own words and a remarkable range of photographs, painting a vivid portrait of a changing world. The Forgotten Worker is also an account of New Zealand's changing rural world, altered by the development of the family farm, the growth of dairying and increased mechanisation.
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Australian History Now

Australian History Now

... but typical, day of history-making in and around the town of Hay in the New
South Wales Riverina a decade ago. In the reconstructed Murray Downs shed at
Shear Outback: The Australian Shearers' Hall of Fame, Billy Garner is shearing a
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Author: Anna Clark

Publisher: NewSouth

ISBN: 9781742241579

Category: History

Page: 288

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Australian history has changed drastically over the last fifty years and has found itself at the centre of heated and consuming public debates. So how do historians themselves read this history? Where do they see themselves in these momentous shifts in historical reading and writing? With contributions from prominent historians including Marilyn Lake, Tom Griffiths, Peter Stanley and Ann Curthoys, Australian History Now offers revealing and refreshing accounts of the ways Australian historians think about the nation’s past. Australian History Now is an engaging and often surprising introduction to the ways we understand and write our history in academic, popular and school books, argue about it in the media, present it in museums and watch it on television. At its heart it shows that the way we remember our past reflects how we see ourselves in the present.
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The Official Year Book of New South Wales

The Official Year Book of New South Wales

SEASONAL DISTRIBUTION OF SHEARING The main months of shearing in New
South Wales are from July to ... 0-8 3.7 0.8 0-2 0.3 1.9 0-4 0.3 2.7 0.2 3.3 1.6 0.1
100 100 100 Central Plains and RiverinaNorth Central Riverina Western 2.2 6.6
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ISBN: UIUC:30112106934570

Category: New South Wales

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Official Yearbook of New South Wales

Official Yearbook of New South Wales

SEASONAL DISTRIBUTION OF SHEARING The main months of shearing in New
South Wales are from July to ... Central Plains and RiverinaNorth Central
Riverina 6.6 5.1 0.7 6.1 9.0 0.8 3.7 9.5 3.0 20.7 25.7 22.4 25.7 25.7 41.0 13.8 12 :
1 ...

Author: New South Wales. Bureau of Statistics and Economics

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ISBN: UCAL:B3030817

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In Bad Company

In Bad Company

SHEARING IN RIVERINA , NEW SOUTH WALES ' SHEARING begins to - morrow
! ' These apparently simple words were spoken by Hugh Gordon , the manager of
Anabanco Station , in the district of Riverina , in the colony of New South ...

Author: Rolf Boldrewood

Publisher: London : Macmillan

ISBN: UOM:39015030948031

Category: Bushrangers

Page: 514

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Official Year Book of New South Wales

Official Year Book of New South Wales

SEASONAL DISTRIBUTION OF SHEARING The main months of shearing in New
South Wales are from July to ... 100 Central Plains and RiverinaNorth Central
Riverina 6.6 5.1 0.7 6.1 9.0 0-8 3.7 9.5 3.0 20.7 25.7 22-4 25.7 25.7 41.0 13.8
12.1 ...

Author: New South Wales. Bureau of Statistics and Economics

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ISBN: UCAL:B3835177

Category: New South Wales

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Australian Painting 1788 1960

Australian Painting  1788 1960

He was the means whereby older colonial fears and attitudes were carried on
into the new school . ... In order to paint Shearing the Rams ( 60 ) , Roberts visited
Brocklesby Station , in the Riverina , New South Wales , during two successive ...

Author: Bernard Smith

Publisher: Melbourne, Oxford University Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106001483442

Category: Art, Australian

Page: 357

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The Pastoral Review

The Pastoral Review

... being spent in circularising members suggested in Sir John Higgins ' letter to
New South Wales Association of 16th June . ... At the annual meeting of the
Pastoralists ' Union of Southern Riverina , the members had before them for
consideration correspondence which had passed ... Last year members were
putting up a strenuous fight against the illegal shearing strike , by which A.W.U.
officials were ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112043872503

Category: Livestock

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Australian Painting 1788 1990

Australian Painting  1788 1990

He was the means whereby older colonial fears and attitudes were carried on
into the new school . ... In order to paint Shearing the Rams ( 60 ) , Roberts visited
Brocklesby Station , in the Riverina , New South Wales , during two successive ...

Author: Bernard Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UCSD:31822007641046

Category: Australia

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"With the three additional chapters on Australian painting since 1970 by Terry Smith".
Categories: Australia