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Old shearers' quarters, Tolaga Bay, Gisborne, New Zealand | by brian nz
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Old shearers' quarters, Tolaga Bay, Gisborne, New Zealand

Abandoned farm worker rooms for shearers on a sheep farm near Tolaga Bay. Shearing "gangs" used to work and live on farms, in accommodation provided by the farmer, while all the sheep on the farm were shorn. Today that is likely to happen only on the most remote farms, as workers prefer to stay in accommodation in town, and travel to the farms on a daily basis

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Taken on August 17, 2012