Jack Alterator in The Scone Advocate 19th January 1940

Jack Alterator in The Scone Advocate 19th January 1940

Another Line-up at Belltrees in the Days of Blade Shearing
Photograph taken upwards of 40 years ago, and no doubt during a ‘wet’ sheep spell. Many familiar regulars of the board arc missing from the group.
In the front row are to be seen Jack Partridge (watch chain from lapel of coat), and, on his left, Dick Morrissey, Walter Barw’ck (black tie) and Fred. Wilder. At end of row
Ted Boyd and Jim Bell.
On the extreme right are Jack Alterator and Bill Marshall. Ben dimming (medallions attached to watch chain) has Bill Williams on his right, with Walter Lonstlale ‘ and
Ge,orge Vine on his left. Others include Ted Martin, Alf Jobson, and Arthur Mitchell.
Shearers of the calibre of Walter Barwick, Jack Alterator and Don. McPhee would get through from 4000 to 5000 sheep a season. At the ported, upwards of 100,000 sheep
would be shorn annually.

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