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Publications

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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...

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    Shearing mag August 2014

    Various, edited by Des Williams - 2014

    Read the August Shearing mag on line. Click here to download pdf file (10.5MB)

    Contents
    - Roly wins world title
    - World champs results
    - Dealing with the...

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    November 2014 Shearing Mag

    Various, edited by Des Williams - 2014

    Read the November 2014 Shearing Mag online. Click here to download. (9.1MB)

    Contents

    - NZ Merino Shears
    - Good ol’ stayout
    - Scotland’s big yes/no vote...

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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...

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    Top Class Wool Cutters (ISBN 0-473-03657-6)

    Des Williams - 2006

    Top Class Wool Cutters, written by Des Williams and published to coincide with the 1996 world shearing championships at Masterton's Golden Shears, is a compendium of information and stories providing just a glimpse into the world of shearers and...

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    Born to Thunder (ISBN 0-473-10929-8)

    Champions of New Zealand Cycling

    Des Williams - 2006

    Profiles of New Zealand’s champion cyclists since WWII. "There have been hundreds of books written about New Zealand's rugby and cricket heroes, but virtually nothing about our great cyclists. Des Williams has done a wonderful job with Born to Thunder in...

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    Scottie (ISBN 978-0-473-12852-4)

    Norman Harris - 2008

    Scottie is the story of 1960s athletic star, Neville Scott. It is a true story told with the style and pace of a fast-moving novel. Above all, it tells of the human spirit, of great ambition in conflict with weakness: a modern Greek tragedy but with a redeeming...

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    Shearing Mag November 2016

    Promoting our industry, sport and people

    Various, Edited by Des Williams - 2016

    Read the November Shearing mag on line. Click here to download pdf file (5.2MB)

    Contents

    - Casso wasn’t there in ‘77
    - NZ Wool Classers’ Association 11 Kirkpatrick and Stratford
    -...

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    Shearing mag August 2015

    Various, edited by Des Williams - 2015

    Read the August Shearing mag on line. Click here to download pdf file (8.3MB)

    Contents
    5 Don’t worry be ‘App-y’
    6 Jim Godbold profile
    8 Haere ra Joanne Kumeroa
    11 Mystery photo...

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    The Hole in the Bush (ISBN 978-0-473-15258-1)

    A Tuatapere Centennial Review

    Des Williams - 2009

    A history of Tuatapere schools and district, compiled by Des Williams for the Tuatapere School Centennial January 2010. 400 short stories, 500 photos. This 312 page book traces the development of Tuatapere and its surrounding district schools from 1901 and the township's first signs of...

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    Beyond Cook’s Gardens (ISBN 978-0473-16332-7)

    Norman Harris - 2010

    A Writer’s Journey – Memoirs of Norman Harris.

    "Add Norman Harris' name to the list of New Zealand sports-writing greats, a pantheon peopled by T.P. McLean, Dick Brittenden, Alex Veysey et al. His entertaining elegy to a golden sporting age...

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    What Are You Doing Out Here (ISBN 978-0473-16331-0)

    Heroism and Distress at a Cricket Test

    Norman Harris - 2010

    What are you doing out here (New Zealand RRP $24.99 plus postage) tells the story of how "two events, continents apart and spread over three days, merged into a moment of profound drama which has echoed through time in New Zealand. They were a cricket Test...

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    Shearing magazine (ISSN 0114-7811)

    Various - Edited by Des Williams - 2010

     Promoting the people involved in the shearing and wool industry. Published April, August & November each year.

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    Shearing mag April 2011

    Various - Edited by Des Williams - 2011

    Read the April Shearing mag on line. Click here to download pdf file (6.9MB)

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    Shearing mag August 2011

    Various - Edited by Des Williams - 2011

    Read the August Shearing mag on line. Click here to download pdf file (6.3MB)

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    Shearing mag November 2011

    Various - Edited by Des Williams - 2011

    Read the November Shearing mag on line. Click here to download pdf file (6.8MB)

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    Shearing mag April 2012

    Various - Edited by Des Williams - 2012

    Read the April Shearing mag on line. Click here to download pdf file (12.8MB)

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    Shearing mag August 2012

    Various - Edited by Des Williams - 2012

    Read the August Shearing mag on line. Click here to download pdf file (5.0MB)

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    Shearing mag November 2012

    Various, Edited by Des Williams - 2012

    Read the November Shearing mag on line. Click here to download pdf file (4.6MB)

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    Shearing mag April 2013

    Various, Edited by Des Williams - 2013

    Read the April Shearing mag on line. Click here to download pdf file (5.2MB).

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    Shearing mag, August 2013

    Various - edited by Des Williams - 2013

    Read the Shearing mag online, click here to download the PDF file.

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    Shearing mag, November 2013

    Various. Edited by Des Williams - 2013

    Read the November Shearing mag on line. Click here to download pdf file (4.8MB).

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    Shearing mag April 2014

    Various, editied by Des Williams - 2014

    Read the April Shearing mag on line. Click here to download pdf file (10.1MB)

    Contents
    - Modern Apprentice championships
    - Golden Roly again
    - Profile: Vanessa McAlister...

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    Shearing mag April 2015

    Promoting our industry, sport and people

    Various, edited by Des Williams - 2015

    Read the April Shearing mag on line. Click here to download pdf file (10.1MB).

    - Made famous by a song
    - Golden Shears results
    - Shear Hard Luck
    - Disappearing sheep
    - NZ Contractors’...

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    2015 November Shearing mag

    Promoting our industry, sport and people

    Various, edited by Des Williams - 2015

    Read the November Shearing mag on line. Click here to download pdf file (5.1MB)

    Contents

    - Managing health and safety
    - Invercargill to host world champs
    -...

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    Shearing Mag April 2016

    Promoting our industry, sport and people

    Various, edited by Des Williams - 2016

    Read the April Shearing mag on line. Click here to download pdf file (4.7MB)

    Contents

    * Golden Shears report and results
    * Honour for Bernie Walker
    * NZ Wool Classers’...

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    Shearing mag August 2016

    Promoting our industry, sport and people

    Various, edited by Des Williams - 2016

    Read the August Shearing mag on line. Click here to download pdf file (5.2MB)

    Contents

    * Matt Smith makes history overseas
    * NZ Wool Classers Association
    * Contamination too high
    * Ivan Scott...

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    2017 April Shearing mag

    Promoting our industry, sport and people

    Various, edited by Des Williams - 2017

    Read the Shearing mag online, click here to download the PDF file.

    * NZ Wool Classers’ Association 7 Immigration and employment 9 Job opportunity at Agrodome
    * Murray McSkimming obituary...