• THE STEWARTS

    It’s all hands on deck for the Stewart family when shearing time rolls around at ‘Riverview’ Evandale TAS. The kids get a day off school and kept busy in their one stand shed. The shearing shed is an extension built off the side of their storage shed and works a treat. Everyone is assigned their own jobs and although only lasting a day, shearing is the highlight of their farming year. Summer, 11, keeps herself busy stamping butts, skirting fleeces and sweeping the board.  ‘I love jumping in the butts and polishing my boots with the wool. My favourite thing is having pet lambs. I know it’s not possible to…

  • MOLLY CORNISH

    Molly Cornish will make you want to get out there and grab life by the horns, or wool for that matter. I caught up with Molly at her dad’s farm, ‘Crenmore’, at  Oatlands, Tasmania. In the freezing cold temps she graciously braved them for me to get a few shots and humbly told me about her life, loves and what she’s got in store for the future. When most little girls hit their 12th birthday, planning for their future and laying down foundations for their career path goes as far as declaring that they want to be a vet one week and an actress the next. Something a little more…

  • WHITE GUM WOOL

    When I first walked into Nan’s simple, yet stylish Oatlands home in Tasmania’s southern Midlands, she was unpacking groceries delivered from an organic produce supplier in Hobart. As she spoke of her home, milk formula made from scratch was gently simmering on her stove top for her poddy lamb. This woman had me at hello. Jumping into her electric ATV, she drove me to meet her poddy, her seven dogs and we headed up the hillsides into Nan’s world, ‘White Gum Wool’. Nan has always longed for a life on the land, she has an affinity with the animals surrounding her. Pursuing a career as an oceanographer for the majority…

  • Barega Merinos

    The sheep living at Chris Cocker and Shelley Saunders’s Nile property are happy little vegemites. Their world is meticulously monitored and controlled, but at the same time these wooly beauties are free to just be themselves. Welcome to Barega Merinos. It may come as no surprise that ultrafine and superfine wool is grown at Chris and Shelleys farm, nestled in the northern midlands of Tasmania. When you delve a little deeper, there is so much more to this property than just traditional wool and farming practices. Barega is one of a kind and pathing the way for a new generation of merinos. Coming in at an astonishing 14.2 – 16.5…

  • GWENDOLYN ADAMS

           ‘Leighlands’ at Evandale TAS is something out of a travel brochure. While sitting at Gwendolyn Adams kitchen table chatting over a cup of tea and anzac bikkie, we looked out over her rolling hillsides at her merinos grazing and soaking up the warm sun. Hay was scattered across the hilltops. It was easy to see why Gwendolyn has made this beautiful slice of Tasmania her home. It was the mid 1900’s and Gwendolyn was living the life expected of a female of her time – marrying young and working in an office. Her life was turned upside down at 30 years of old, when she was called back home…

  • DANNY HERBERT

    Danny Herbert from Tasmania may be in a little bit of strife with the wife when he returns back home from the mainland. Making a quick three week trip over the Tasman from his home in Campbelltown, Danny was on a mission to pick up a mate and head back home. That was a couple of months ago now and he’s not quite ready to leave the picturesque sheep district of Northam, WA just yet. He just  loves what he does. Taking up shearing at 21 he’s mastered his art. With a personal best of 302 sheep shorn in a day, it’s the physical side of the job that has…

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