Euroa ‘guns’ se­lected for Hall of Fame

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - NEWS -

THE Aus­tralian Shear­ers Hall of Fame at Shear Out­back, Hay, NSW, has an­nounced the names nom­i­nees who will be­come in­ductees dur­ing Easter 2019.

Those se­lected by a panel of their peers are all out­stand­ing Aus­tralian shear­ers.

Two of the nom­i­nees are from North East Vic­to­ria, spend­ing par­tic­u­larly large amounts of time around Euroa - Brian Mor­ri­son and Bill Har­ris.

Brian Mor­ri­son grew up in Long­wood, where he learnt to shear and play foot­ball well enough to play for Rich­mond in shear­ing at Lon­greach.

He won the Aus­tralian Open shear­ing ti­tle twice.

Brian and his wife, Judy, be- gan a shear­ing con­tract busi­ness be­fore open­ing ‘The Wool Bin’, a shear­ing sup­plies busi­ness in into ‘Mor­risons of Euroa’, a high qual­ity coun­try style cloth­ing busi­ness.

In 1972, Brian claimed a world record for shear­ing 410 merino wean­ers in the RSL Hall in Euroa.

Bill Har­ris was known far and wide as ‘Tag­gerty Bill’ to dis­tin­guish him from a cousin of the same name.

ter he mar­ried Edna Parker.

1913, and trag­i­cally lost his fa­ther at an early age.

He grew up at Mer­ton be­fore pur­su­ing a 65 year ca­reer in the shear­ing in­dus­try.

at Mer­ton trained, rode and won the Mer­ton Cup in 1940 and 1941.

A non-drinker and non-smoker, Bill Har­ris was a credit to the in­dus­try.

His com­mit­ment to mak­ing any young shearer a bet­ter shearer was to make it eas­ier for them.

This great old shearer passed away in Feb­ru­ary 1997 in Euroa.

The in­duc­tion cer­e­mony will take place dur­ing Easter as part of Out­back, Hay, NSW.

There will be a din­ner at the April 20 2019.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Kathy Finn at Shear Out­back, phone (02) 6993 4000, email: [email protected]­back.com.au.

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