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This is Pat the 84 year old woolclasser testing the length and strength of the wool. He then decides which pile to put it in, to bale it up. All the wool is placed in the wool press and is squashed down into the bale bags.
Dubbo, NSW.

Hello, I’m a country girl born and bred in Dubbo, NSW Australia. I am a avid photographer of all things Australian. I love the “Aussie Bush” and taking photos of wildlife, nature and farm animals.
Most of my photos are Farm Life in Country NSW.
I am now doing a lot of Pet Photography as well as I have a great affinity with all animals.
I volunteer as a photographer for the RSPCA to help all their animals find a forever home…

Enjoy browsing through my photos…

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  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 3 years ago

    Great shot Helen … my late father-in-law was a wool classer and his son also followed in his footsteps and still classes. Hubby used to go out into the sheds as a teenager and help out tossing the fleece … my dad built and maintained woolsheds … that’s why I love looking at your images of the sheds … they bring back fond memories♥

  • Rodney Wratten
    Rodney Wrattenover 3 years ago

    Hi Helen
    Does this photo brings back childhood memories, I was brought up on a large property and the shearing would go for about 3 weeks, Great photo, it said it all just looking at your shot.

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldover 3 years ago

    Hard working hands here Helen…A great shot mate! Nicely done xxxxx

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 3 years ago

    Such a wonderful capture, Helen!!

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 3 years ago

    Oh, he’s awake lol. Bringing back lots of favourite memories Helen – love it!!

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 3 years ago

    October 13, 2011

  • A belated thank you Teresa… missed this one! You are very kind to be featuring so much of my work!
    I really appreciate your support…

    – Helen Akerstrom Photography

  • Penny Kittel
    Penny Kittelover 3 years ago

    Oh this so reminds me of my Grandfather teaching me how to class wool when I was little, I would give anything to be able to photograph those dear bent hands and they hadnled the wool just like this…
    A bit of irony for you, my cousin is a classer and he’s called Pat too!!

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenabout 3 years ago

    Love this shot! Has such an Aussie feel to it! …Love the worn hands….There would be a wonderful story of life in those hands!

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