Kōrero: Rural clothing

Shearers in black singlets

Shearers in black singlets

Shearers wearing black woollen singlets sharpen the blades of their hand shears on a grindstone, at Grasmere Station near Cass in Canterbury in 1944. Woollen singlets allowed shearers to keep warm while moving their arms freely.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-000882; F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bronwyn Labrum, 'Rural clothing - Black singlets and bush shirts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18500/shearers-in-black-singlets (accessed 10 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Bronwyn Labrum, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008