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And without detracting from the New Zealanders performance, they would point out that NZ cross- breds are straight-bodied sheep, they have no wool below, the hocks, none on the face and in other ways are much easier to shear than WA sheep, especially Merinos.
Some of them would also
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in a day.
be able to tell you that the average weight of a fleece in WA is something like 10 lb.; in NZ 6 to 7 lb. a fleece would be nearer the mark.
That's what they mean when they say they could hold their own anywhere in the world given equal conditions.
And to prove it here are some of their achieve- ments-achievements that
have been given a place of j
honor in the records of the Australian Workers' Union.
Back in 1926 when machines were not as efficient as they are today, Harry Pindláy, how con- tracting, shore 301 sheep
in a day at Three Rivers station at Meekatharra.
Roy Young, another famous name wherever shearers gather, ts credited with a tally of 273 in a day at Coralyn station outside Carnarvon, and- lt is on that occasion that a team of 6, comprising Bob Sawallish, Charlie Flem- ing, Peter Larkin, Norm McDonald, Harry Brooks and Roy Young, shore 32,639 sheep in 5 weeks. Bob Sawallish had a daily average of 281 and Roy Young 273.