Over twelve months ago, two Harrow based female shearers, Sam Westcott and Bec Flynn, thought it would be great to run a shearing event at which all the staff were female. This idea has grown into Ducks on the Pond At Clunie, referring to the phrase used in woolsheds to warn the all male staff that a woman was about to enter the shed. Ducks on the Pond At Clunie is a fundraising shearing event aimed at highlighting women in the wool harvesting industry and proceeds will go to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and the Johnny Mullagh Park Committee. For more info, click here.
This shearing event will take place on Saturday 9th March 2013 and will be held at the heritage listed “Clunie” woolshed located just outside the idyllic town of Harrow, Western Victoria. “Clunie” woolshed is a historical icon of this part of the state and can accommodate 18 shearing stands, 14 of which will be in use at times during the event.
The Ducks on the Pond At Clunie committee is thrilled to have major sponsors AWI, SCAA Shearer Woolhandler Training, Landmark and Heiniger contributing to the event. AWI is virtually underwriting the event, Landmark and SCAA Shearer and Woolhandler Training have provided $5000 each in sponsorship. Heiniger is providing 14 electric shearing machines, two grinders and two experts to keep the women’s’ combs and cutters in top order.
It will be a massive long weekend at Harrow with the Annual Billy Cart Races, Ladies and Men’s Quick Shear and Johnny Mullagh Memorial Cricket all happening. For more info, click here.
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Deb Cameron (shedhand) Sam Westcott and Bec Flynn (shearers) who originated the idea and Paige Cameron (shedhand)
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