Shearers Hall of Fame Carnarvon

Old wool books are part of the display at Carnarvon's Shearing Hall of Fame (Lucie Bell)

Shearer's Hall of Fame

The Shearers Hall of Fame showcases the history of shearing in the Gascoyne region. The display highlights the vibrant shearing culture of the area and tells many tales and stories of the local legends over the years. One such famous story tells of the ‘Mad Eight’ who in 1923 at Williambury Station shore almost 18,000 sheep in a fortnight, all with hand shears. When it was found that the Williambury fleeces that year averaged 11 lb (5.3kg) each, the Mad Eight clinched their place in the Shearing’s Hall of Fame.

Gun Shearers

Shearing sheds across the Gascoyne were very busy in the 1920s (Carnarvon Heritage Group Inc).

A pair of old shears on display at the Carnarvon Shearing Hall of Fame.

Wool is loaded with a hand hoist at Bidgemia Station in Gascoyne Junction (Carnarvon Heritage Group Inc).

The Shearers Hall of Fame showcases the history of shearing in the Gascoyne region.