"Heatherly", Pinnacle Swamp, Rylstone
Photo: Shirley Tunnicliff collection
This photo is taken from the house looking towards the hayshed and shearing shed. In the foreground is one of the horse stables and behind is the shearing shed. We had fine Merino's and each year after shearing my Grandma would wait to see what the clip would bring. I remember one year around 1941-2 we got 19 pence per pound for our 3AAA ewe fleece, beat Mr Sheridan of Glenlee by one pence per pound. This was a good price at this time. The highest price going to Dabee, only a couple of pence above 19. A few years after this I attended the wool sales which was at the exchange in the city, I remember Mr Sheridan and Sir Walter Merriman showing over the wool store and pointing out all the grades of wool. It is all different now with wool being sold at Yennora and the classing different.
Photo taken in 1920's.
Ref: Shirley Tunnicliff