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WHEN WOOL WAS KING: The inside story of Australia’s wool industry

Morrison, Alec


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The Australian wool industry has seen boom times and busts, wars and droughts, political upheaval and market manipulation. Alec Morrison lived through it all. When Wool was King is his story. Working his way up from jackeroo to chief executive officer, Alec experienced all facets of sheep station life. Towards the end of his career, he became one of the most influential figures in Australian wool. Alec’s first-hand experiences bring to life the world of this nation-defining industry: from demanding but generous station managers to hard-toiling shearers, he worked alongside them all. When Wool was King traces wool-growing from the 1920s, when Australia rode securely on the sheep’s back, to the start of the twenty-first century, when it faces a very different future.”Experience life on Australia’s legendary sheep stations in the era when wool was king. Writer Alec Morrison takes you on wool’s rollercoaster journey from the 1920s, when Australia rode on the sheep’s back, to the present. 130415/0117R pp. xii, 287 Illustrated. Prev ownership name. First EditionWool industry — Australia — History.Wool — Australia — History.

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AuthorMorrison, Alec
Number of pages287
PublisherR.M. Williams Publishing
Year Published2009
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