Running of the Wools

Snow on The Remarkables provides a fitting backdrop for the wool-clad merinos.
Snow on The Remarkables provides a fitting backdrop for the wool-clad merinos.
John Harvey, and his dog Bob, from Martinborough, await the mob on Beach St.
John Harvey, and his dog Bob, from Martinborough, await the mob on Beach St.
The mob heads down Beach St.
The mob heads down Beach St.
Hank and Rise (in background) wait for the sheep to arrive in Athol St.
Hank and Rise (in background) wait for the sheep to arrive in Athol St.
Grant Hose, from Tarras, whistles up his dogs.
Grant Hose, from Tarras, whistles up his dogs.
The crowd are delighted by the merino rams from Bendigo Station.
The crowd are delighted by the merino rams from Bendigo Station.
A merino ram in the mob.
A merino ram in the mob.
A stubborn ram holds his ground before returning to the mob.
A stubborn ram holds his ground before returning to the mob.
Good vantage points were hard to come by.
Good vantage points were hard to come by.
Passing a sheep-themed store in Beach St.
Passing a sheep-themed store in Beach St.

Running of the Wools through Queenstown yesterday launches the New Zealand Rural Games.

Photos by David Williams, Guy Williams and Gregor Richardson; prints available from otagoimages.co.nz.

 

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