The Shearers

The Shearers
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The Shearers Week One
Instructor Robin Flood, assistant instructor, Rob 'Trooper' Triffit and twelve students arrive at Malahide, a sheep property in Tasmania's Fingal valley for the first week of shearing school. The students…
The Shearers Week Two
In week two the twelve students return to Malahide. They are competing for five places at a property called Palmerston where they will be paid for the sheep they shear.…
The Shearers Week Three
Rain delays shearing in the third week of the course and the students receive some tragic news. Jamie Burns the youngest student was involved in a car crash in which…
The Shearers Week Four
Assistant instructor Trooper Triffit, and learner shearers Collin and Lisa return to the Malahide shed to join a professional team of shearers. The two students are anxious about being not…

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