This short film shows Godfrey Bowen breaking the world record for a day's shearing. He shore 456 ewes in nine hours at the Akers station, Ōpiki, near Palmerston North, on 6 January 1953. His achievement on that day made him an instant national celebrity and he became the chief shearing instructor for the Wool Board.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: New Zealand Mirror 15. National Film Unit, 1953
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