National Geographic : 1916 Dec
Photograph by George Bell A FLOCK OF SHEEP ON A NEW SOUTH WALES RUN "The shearers are concentrating. For Ioo miles on every side every one knows that shearing begins at the central paddock. Orders have to be sent out weeks before to the back stations to have different detachments of sheep marched into certain places on certain dates. Regiment after regiment has to be shifted in like troops at a military concentration. When the final order arrives to have the sheep from White Dog paddock in at Emu paddock on Wednesday week, at Emu paddock on Wednesday week they must be; for it may be that on that very day they will send from the station to fetch 5,000 or 6,ooo of those sheep into the wool-shed paddock."-"On the Wool Track."