Godfrey Bowen shearing a sheep, Opiki, Manawatu

Godfrey Bowen shearing a sheep, Opiki, Manawatu
[ca 6 January 1953]

Godfrey Bowen shearing a sheep at the Akers station at Opiki, Manawatu, taken ca 6 January 1953 by an unidentified Evening Post staff photographer.

Caption - Original caption reads "Husky 32-year-old Godfrey Bowen whips the fleece off one of the 456 sheep that went through his hands yesterday when he set a new world's shearing record for a nine hour day."

Inscriptions: Marginal notes on negative - beneath image - 1953 34

Godfrey Bowen set a world record by shearing 456 ewes in nine hours on this occasion

Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).

Physical Description: Glass negative

Finding Aids: Print available in Turnbull Library Pictures Evening Post illustrations files at EP-Obits-Bo (18/4).

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Evening post (Newspaper. 1865-2002) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper / Negatives of the Evening Post newspaper
1 b&w original negative(s), Negatives, Glass negatives, Glass negative, Orientation: Vertical image
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Godfrey Bowen shearing a sheep, Opiki, Manawatu. Evening post (Newspaper. 1865-2002) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: EP/1953/0034-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22808675

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