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Queen Elizabeth II at Dubbo, 1954

This is a black-and-white photograph of Queen Elizabeth II in Dubbo, central western New South Wales, on 10 February 1954. The Queen's visit to Dubbo came as part of a two-month Australian tour with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. Walking with the Queen is Les Clark, president of the Dubbo Pastoral, Agricultural and ...

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Wool sorting at Gilgandra, 1936

This is a black-and-white photograph, measuring 21.3 cm x 16.2 cm, of four men skirting fleeces and classing wool at Berida Station near Gilgandra in New South Wales. They are using two long tables in a large shearing shed. The station manager's daughter, a shearing contractor and two shed hands are looking on. In the background ...

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'Fleeced', c1943

This is a black-and-white photograph measuring approximately 12.0 cm x 17.0 cm. It shows a stud merino ram watching as another sheep is hand-shorn. The shearer is in turn watching the ram, perhaps expecting trouble. The full title of the photograph, inscribed on the reverse, is 'Fleeced. Merino stud ram watches a shearer ...

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Corrugated iron and brick shearing shed, 2003

This is a colour photograph of a corrugated iron and brick shearing shed taken by Dragi Markovic in 2003 at a property between Murrumbateman (New South Wales) and Canberra. It shows a shearing shed with the roof, doors and some parts of the walls of corrugated iron. Corrugated iron shearing sheds are iconic images of the ...

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Sheepdog herding sheep, 2003

This is a colour photograph taken by Dragi Markovic in 2003, showing what is probably a border collie sheepdog standing near a group of Merino sheep, probably about to start working them. This is taking place in a paddock on a property between Murrumbateman in New South Wales and Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory.

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Sheep in 'The golden west', 1929

This is an excerpt from the short film 'The golden west', made in 1929 to commemorate the centenary of British settlement in Western Australia. The excerpt celebrates Western Australia's successful sheep and wool industry. It is introduced by an elaborate intertitle overlaid with the words: 'While the flocks and the / herds ...

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A Nation is Built, 1938: The wool industry

This black-and-white clip shows aspects of the New South Wales wool industry, including a shearer using hand clippers to shear a merino stud sheep. Some of sheep are then herded from a holding pen into a large woolshed where shearers use mechanical shears to remove their fleece. The footage includes men sorting and grading ...