Merino memories

Stephen Burns
By Stephen Burns
July 17 2022 - 9:00am
Arthur Wright proudly displays memorabilia connected to the family Merino stud.
'The Optimist', bred at Uardry, Hay, by Neilson Mills and bought by Norman E Wright in 1930.

But a convict knew how to treat the sheep and cure the scabby mouth and he came with the sheep. That flock set the brothers up on Lanyon.

- Arthur Wright, East Dunlop, Merriwa

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The Australian Merino industry has an interesting and wide ranging history, as recorded in many publications and periodicals such as The Land and The Pastoral Review.

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Stephen Burns

Stephen Burns

Journalist, Wagga Wagga

Jackaroo on Merino sheep studs in the Riverina, a lifetime working on the land with sheep, cropping and cattle. Graduate Charles Sturt Uni with degree in Business and a Dean's Certificate. Graduate C.B. Alexander Agricultural College