Euroa ‘guns’ selected for Hall of Fame
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.