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1994 Glenormiston - 'Tune: Springtime it Brings on the Shearing'
Image: Activities, Women on Farms Gathering, Glenormiston 1994
Source: Museum Victoria
Gathering: 1994 Glenormiston Gathering.
Author: Meg Barry, 1994. Meg was on the committee for the 1994 Glenormiston Gathering, and was involved in the Opening Ceremony and entertainment/songs.
Oh, Springtime it brings on the shearing
Then you will see us in droves
At our trusty old slow combustions
Baking cup cakes and no-fail nut loaves
Making beds and answering Faxes
Boil the kettle and fill the thermos
Lend a ha-nd skirting and pressing
And a 'Good on you, Gert' from the Boss
Afternoon it brings on the droving
With faithful old kelpie, Jock
On my smart four -wheel Suzuki
Drafting re-cal-ci-trant stock
Richard Forbes says it's cold, wet and windy
The Bureau says 'Grazier's Alert'
Let's move sheep to the eucalypt laneways
Put the housework on hold, for now Gert
And then when the shearing is over,
And the wool cheque is half of last year's
It's then you will see this wool grower
Wondering why all the blood , sweat and tears
I sit by my fire, my wheel spinning
And feel in my hand that fine fleece
I know that I'm value adding
And I'm a wool grower at peace.
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Patch presented in 1994 by the Glenormiston Women on Farms Gathering committee for the Women on Farms Gathering perpetual banner. The theme for the Glenormiston Gathering was 'Survival, ...Images: 1
The success of the Glenormiston Gathering (1994) made possible a cheque of $1,000 to be handed on to succeeding organising committees as seeding money. This facsimile cheque was create ...From: Glenormiston South, Australia Images: 2