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Taken with a Nikon D60 at a small town in Outback Queensland called Blackall. This is a tribute to the famous Aussie shearer called Jacky Howe, who was what they call a "Gun Shearer " meaning he held the record for the most sheep shorn in one day. He blade shore 321 sheep in 7 hours and 40 minutes on the 10th of October, 1892. This was no mean feat in those days ! He lived locally and his grave is well maintained in the local cemetery. The statue was unveiled on the same day in 1988, 96 years to the day he made his shearing record.

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jack howe, shearer, statue, australia, sheep

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