Photo of the day – Australian sheep

Powerhouse Museum – Sydney

A museum photographer took this image whilst shooting on location in Narrromine, New South Wales. You can see from this image the great fleece that is produced by Australian sheep. The Australian rural landscape is perfectly suited to producing wool with approximately 70,000 properties dedicated to this major industry. The majority of sheep in Australia are pure merino which are known for producing fine wool and Australia has become the world’s leading producer of this type of wool. Australian Wool Innovation Limited has facts about Australian wool.

This year the museum exhibited Fashion from fleece: 200 years of Australian wool in fashion. It looked at the journey of the Australian merino from the pastoral boom to the high-tech fabric innovations of today.

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Photography by Andrew Frolows.

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0

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