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Freed unionist shearers following the 1891 Shearers' Strike, 1893

This is a black-and-white poster showing 13 shearers who had been jailed in 1891 during the central Queensland Shearers' Strike. Across the top of the poster, in large letters, is printed 'FREEDOM WITHOUT DISHONOUR' and 'UNIONIST PRISONERS'. The poster goes on to identify each man individually as having been sentenced at ...

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Troopers protecting non-union labour during the Shearers' Strike, 1891

This is a black-and-white photograph of 121 armed officers and men of the Townsville Mounted Infantry escorting about 60 non-unionist shearers, known as 'blacklegs' or 'scabs', to Hughenden Station on 22 April 1891 during the central Queensland Shearers' Strike. Several crowded 'German' wagons follow, some containing more ...

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'A Modern Australian Shearer', 1884-1917

This full plate glass negative was taken by sydney photographic studio Kerry and Co at some stage between 1884 and 1917. It depicts a young man in pants, kerchief, shirt, vest and hat on a bicycle. There is a bag draped over the bicycle and a dog sits beside it. The caption, studio number and studio mark are inscribed on ...

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Droving and shearing life in the 1900s

What would life as a drover or shearer have been like in the first half of the 20th century? In this clip from the 1965 documentary 'A century or the sack', Percy Prior and Harry Ward reflect on their lives as drovers and shearers, and a shearing contractor describes the reality of life for shearers in the 1960s.

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Troopers at Dagworth Station, c1894

This is a black-and-white photograph of a group of nine men, some uniformed, standing in front of a large corrugated iron shed on Dagworth Station north-west of Winton, possibly during the 1894 Shearers' Strike. Three are uniformed troopers, while the other six men could be station workers, shearers or even owners. The ...

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Envirostories: my life on a sheep farm

This is an ebook about sheep and wool production on an Australian sheep farm near Euchareena in New South Wales. Intended for a mid to upper primary school audience, the book was written by Alan Wykes, a sheep farmer's son who was a year 6 student at a local school in 2012. It includes information on the farm's Merino rams; ...