Western Australia, shearing, shearers, wool, instruction.
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To assist in overcoming the shortage of skilled shearers—which has become a major problem in the State's sheep and wool industry—the Department of Agriculture conducted a series of 14-day instructional courses in shearing at Fremantle during 1954. A total of 57 trainees passed through the shearing schools and all of these received engagements as learner shearers during the 1954 season—in fact applications for the services of the learners exceeded the number available.
McGarry, W. L.; Reilly, J.; and Butler, M.
"Shearing Schools - A successful innovation,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 4:
1, Article 15.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol4/iss1/15