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.
wool shearer woolclasser shearing shed
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♥
Hi HelenDoes 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.CheersRod.
Hard working hands here Helen…A great shot mate! Nicely done xxxxx
Such a wonderful capture, Helen!!
Oh, he’s awake lol. Bringing back lots of favourite memories Helen – love it!!
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…
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!!
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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