Book Launch: The Shearers

You are invited to the launch of an important new book about New Zealand shearing history by Timaru author Ruth Entwistle Low, at the South Canterbury Museum on Friday 9 August at 7pm.

The book is published by Penguin NZ and will be available on sale on the night. The Shearers is a colourful account of the men and women, past and present, who have committed their lives to shearing in New Zealand.  Their voices – in their own words, often brutally honest reflections on what it is to be a shearer – are at the heart of this book: their training, their tools, their camaraderie, and the gruelling, itinerant nature of the job.