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Gone West for the Shearing (ISBN 0-473-01907-08)

Des Williams - 1993


A Silver Jubilee Review of the Western Shears at Raglan 1969-1993, this book by Des Williams summarises the competition on a year-by-year basis, from its beginnings at the old Raglan school site to its status as one of the few New Zealand shearing competitions able to boast ownership of its own purpose-built venue at the Raglan Domain. The Western Shears is generally held on the first Saturday of the New Year, attracting Raglan holiday-makers to watch the exciting spectacle. The book includes short profiles of the Western Shears and New Zealand lamb shearing championship winners during its first 25 years, including Tom Brough, Ken Pike, Jack Dowd, Dig Balme and Alan MacDonald.