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Last Side to Glory (ISBN 0-908790-27-9)

Des Williams & Margaret Way - 1991


This fascinating history of the first 30 years of the Golden Shears Open Championship (1961-1990) published in 1991 has become a classic piece of shearing industry literature. Last Side to Glory features in-depth interviews with many legends of the handpiece including Ivan Bowen, Bing Macdonald, Brian 'Snow' Quinn, Roger Cox, Norm Blackwell and David Fagan. The book records Golden Shears history through the eyes and memories of the people who made that history. Last Side to Glory has become a sought-after, timeless classic of shearing history. Other stories include Brian Waterson, Stewart Symon, George Potae, Eddie Reidy, Tom Brough, Ivan Rosandich, Martin Ngataki, Colin King, Paul Grainger, John Fagan, Edsel Forde, Allan Williamson, Jack Dowd, Fiona Nettleton and Laurie Keats.