Wanganella and the Merino Aristocrats


If Australia's economy was said to ride on the sheep's back, it was mostly the broad back of the robust Peppin merino. From the inhospitable plains of southern Australia emerged a wool-producing merino that would change the face of world agriculture and commerce. Wanganella (pronounced Won-ga-nella) is the epic story of how an English emigrant sheep-breeding family staked everything on a conviction: that they could develop an animal capable of withstanding the harsh climate and vast plains of Australia's inland. Despite much heartbreak, they succeeded spectacularly. Wool from the Peppin merino to which the family gave its name helped make Australia a modern industrialised nation. With its long, dense wool the read more

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ISBN:

9781742703565

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

320

Dimensions:

24cm x 18cm

RRP:

$59.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction , Sport , History

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 December 2011

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tim Lee