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Episode 10: This Shearing Life
Sujatha, a student from India, travels into the country to stay with an Australian family whose life revolves around their farm. She gets to know them, and learns about country life.

She has a go at herding sheep, driving a ute in a paddock, and working with a sheep dog. She helps out with the cooking and finds out how to make a pavlova dessert.

Along the way she helps the 17 year-old daughter and her friends dress up for her graduation ball. Finally, Sujatha gets a chance to test her skills at shearing a sheep.

Episode Credits
Guest: Sujatha Pujari

Host: The Wallis Family

Thanks to:
Michael Wallis & shearers
TAFE SA & students
David Reichelt
Jason McLean
Dannika Harris
Dayna Crimmins
Kudzaishe Sibanda

Narration: Peter Goers
Resident Expert: William McInnes

Producer: James Roberts
Series Producer: James Roberts
Executive Producer: Barry Mitchell

More Information
Shearing Sheep
Shearing sheep is the process by which the woollen fleece of a sheep is cut off. The person who removes the sheep's wool is called a shearer. Explore the wooly sites below to find out more.

Shearing - TAFE SA (Career Profile)

Sheep Shearing - Wikipedia

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