Saturday, January 1, 2011

FRANK & LIBBY'S QUILT GETS DELIVERED

A bit about Frank, a man from the land.
Frank Myers:  Born and Bred at Duramana, via Bathurst.  Brought up on a farm.  Was a shearer from an early age. Was instrumental in introducing wide combs into Australia.  Was part of New Zealander Shearing Contractor Rob White's team who took on the Australian Workers Union to be able to use wide combs.  Family was subjected to death threats and threats of violence.  Court case ensued.  Frank was black listed by the union and was therefore unable to ply his trade.  They actually did him a favour - it saved his back!  He and Libby purchased land at Yetholme where they built a magnificent stone house by hand and with the help of many friends. He has always been involved in some sort of farm work, or contracting.  Now retired and after selling their "homestead", Pindari,  he and his wife Libby are now travelling the Long Paddock or hitting the frog and toad in their Fifth Wheeler.


2 comments:

  1. Hey Dee, Love your quilt, It's wonderful that maybe we can get to know each other. Thank you for voting for my quilt on the Quilting Gallery. You've touch my quilting heart. Thank you!

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  2. hey so these are your friends out near Emerald, good to meet them. k.

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