Shearing Schools Popular with Non-rural Workers
August 5, 2005
August 5, 2005 -- Shearer training schools in South Australia are attracting more participants from non-rural backgrounds, reported ABC Australia.
Traditionally, shearers' sons followed in their fathers' footsteps, but now panel beaters, chefs and fishermen are trying their hand at shearing.
A cook from the Eyre Peninsula, Brin Darby, says the money enticed him to change careers.
"I made $70 grand last year when I was 20," he said.