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Does the sheep bolting down the shearing board collide with the unknowing rousie? Short answer: yes.

Having taken many workers to hospital, this incident was a first for Viki.

Have you ever wondered about the term ‘full sheep’?

Feisty Chinese Māori woman Viki finds acceptance in an industry that at the time chose mostly male dominated ideas. Determined, she was the product of a dad who taught that you were equal to all if you had a job and worked it hard.

Shear Will takes you back to a time that no longer exists. Browse through a photo collection that reflects her desire to honour the mates photographed long ago. Most don’t include her, as she was the photographer. These photos she kept in pristine condition. A few shearing sheds feature, but mostly the people who meant the world to her.

The traditional industry of shearing sheep is laid bare. Curiosity and sheer will were her superpowers when others saw problems.

Shear Will

  • ISBN: 978-1-922644-55-8

    Size: 140mm x 216mm

    Format: Paperback

    Pages: 224pp

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