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Bones - Skeletal remains of an animal

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre) Bones Skeletal remains of an animal Skeletal remains of an animal collected as evidence of a potential big cat 'kill'. australian animal folklore collections

Skeletal remains of an animal collected as evidence of a potential big cat 'kill'.

Resin cast - Resin Cast of a Large Cat Footprint

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints for comparison of unidentified field casts. australian animal folklore collection david pepper edwards pepper edwards

Plaster casts of big cat footprint. These casts were used in the identification of photographs and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection

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David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints for comparison of unidentified field casts.

Plaster cast - Plaster cast of a Puma Footprint

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection Australia New South Wales New South Wales Sydney David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints for comparison of unidentified field casts. australian animal

Plaster casts of a Puma footprint. These casts were used in the identification of photographs and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection

Historical information

David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints for comparison of unidentified field casts.

Plaster cast - Plaster Cast of a Bob Cat Footprint

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection versoL Bob Cat This is a cast of unknown origin and was probably made commercially. David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints for comparison

Two plaster casts of a Bob Cat footrpint. These casts were used in the identification of photographs and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection

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This is a cast of unknown origin and was probably made commercially. David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints for comparison of unidentified field casts.

Inscriptions & Markings

versoL Bob Cat

Photograph - Colour - Paw Prints

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre) Photograph - Colour Paw Prints Three colour photographs of paw prints near Lake Murdeduke, Winchelsea australian animal folklore collection lake murdeduke

Three colour photographs of paw prints near Lake Murdeduke, Winchelsea

Skeletal remains of an animal

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

bitten off, probably by a stag hound. australian animal folklore collections big cats victoria skeleton bones m14156

Skeletal remains of a sheep collected as evidence of a potential big cat 'kill'. The skull has been bitten off, probably by a stag hound.

Plaster cast - Plaster cast of a Clouded Leopard Footprint

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection Verso: TZ, 3/04/male/Clouded Leopard The cast of a captive Clouded Leopard was made by David Pepper-Edwards at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW. David Pepper-Edwards used

Two plaster casts of a male Clouded Leopard. These casts were used in the identification of photographs and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection

Historical information

The cast of a captive Clouded Leopard was made by David Pepper-Edwards at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW. David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints for comparison of unidentified field casts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Verso: TZ, 3/04/male/Clouded Leopard

Plaster cast - Plaster Cast of a Lion Footprint

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection verso: TZ, lion, male, 04/04 Australia New South Wales Sydney The cast of a captive female African Lion aged 5 months was made by David Pepper-Edwards at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW

Two plaster casts of a Lion footprint. These casts were used in the identification of photographs and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection

Historical information

The cast of a captive female African Lion aged 5 months was made by David Pepper-Edwards at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW. David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints for comparison of unidentified field casts.

Inscriptions & Markings

verso: TZ, lion, male, 04/04

Plaster cast - Plaster Cast of a Golden Cat Footprint

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection Verso: TZ, Golden Cat, male, 5/04 The cast of a captive Golden Cat was made by David Pepper-Edwards at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW. David Pepper-Edwards used a number

Three plaster casts of a Golden Cat footprint. These casts were used in the identification of photographs and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection

Historical information

The cast of a captive Golden Cat was made by David Pepper-Edwards at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW. David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints for comparison of unidentified field casts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Verso: TZ, Golden Cat, male, 5/04

Plaster cast - Plaster Cast of a Big Cat Footprint

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection Australia New South Wales Sydney David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints made at Taronga Zoo in the identification of Big Cat sightings in the bush

Plaster casts of big cat footprints. These casts were used in the identification of photographs and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection

Historical information

David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints made at Taronga Zoo in the identification of Big Cat sightings in the bush.

Plaster cast - Plaster Cast of a Lion Footprint

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

of large cats in the Australian Bush. The plaster has remnant straw like material attached. Australian Animal Folklore Collection Australia The cast of a captive African Lion was made by David Pepper-Edwards at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW. This cast

Plaster cast of a Lion footprint. These casts were used in the identification of photographs and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. The plaster has remnant straw like material attached. Australian Animal Folklore Collection

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The cast of a captive African Lion was made by David Pepper-Edwards at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW. This cast was taken in deep mud to demonstrate the abnormal shape of such casts. Sometimes cats claws are clearly visible from such casts and so being confused with that of a large dog. David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints for comparison of unidentified field casts.

Plaster cast - Plaster Cast of a Sumatran Tiger Footprint

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

in the identification of photographs and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection verso: TZ, Sumatran Tiger, males, 5 months, 3/04 The cast of a captive male Sumatran Tiger aged 5 months was made by David Pepper-Edwards

Two plaster casts of a five month old male Sumatran tTiger footprint. These casts were used in the identification of photographs and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection

Historical information

The cast of a captive male Sumatran Tiger aged 5 months was made by David Pepper-Edwards at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW. David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints for comparison of unidentified field casts.

Inscriptions & Markings

verso: TZ, Sumatran Tiger, males, 5 months, 3/04

Plaster cast - Plaster Cast of a Snow Leopard Footprint

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

of photographs and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection VersoL TZ, Snow Leopard, Male, 3/04 The cast of a captive male Snow Leopard was made by David Pepper-Edwards at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW. David Pepper

Three plaster casts of a male Snow Leopard footprint. These casts were used in the identification of photographs and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection

Historical information

The cast of a captive male Snow Leopard was made by David Pepper-Edwards at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW. David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints for comparison of unidentified field casts.

Inscriptions & Markings

VersoL TZ, Snow Leopard, Male, 3/04

Plaster cast - Plaster Cast of a Tropical Dingo Footprint

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

of photographs and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection Verso: TZ, Tropical Dingo, 4/04 Australia New South Wales Sydney The cast of a captive Alpine Dingo was made by David Pepper-Edwards at Taronga Zoo, Sydney

Two plaster casts of a Tropical Dingo footprint. These casts were used in the identification of photographs and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection

Historical information

The cast of a captive Alpine Dingo was made by David Pepper-Edwards at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW. David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints for comparison of unidentified field casts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Verso: TZ, Tropical Dingo, 4/04

Plaster cast - Plaster Cast of an Alpine Dingo

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection Verso: TZ, Alpine Dingo, 4/04 Australia New South Wales Sydney The cast of a captive Alpine Dingo was made by David Pepper-Edwards at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW. David

Plaster casts of an Alpine Dingo Footprint. These casts were used in the identification of photographs and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection

Historical information

The cast of a captive Alpine Dingo was made by David Pepper-Edwards at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW. David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints for comparison of unidentified field casts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Verso: TZ, Alpine Dingo, 4/04

Documents - Reports - Reports and articles relating to Big Cats

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre) Documents - Reports Reports and articles relating to Big Cats Research documents relating to reports into big cats and other animals of Australian Folklore. (1

Research documents relating to reports into big cats and other animals of Australian Folklore. (1) Acclimatizing the World: A history of the Paradigmatic Colonial Science by Michael A. Osborne. (.2) A novel microsatellite (STR) marker for forensic identification of big cats India by Anju Singh et al. (.3) The Feral Cat by Ian Mahood (.4) Report Re Faeces Suspected to Be from a Big Cat by David Cass (.5) Indentification of Leopard, Panthera Pardus, in South Eastern Australia by Analysis of DNA from Hairs by Stephen Frankenberg and david Cass. (.6) David Cass's Story by David Cass (.7) Animal calls mistaken for big cats- Graeme Ambrose (.8) Review of Cat Ecology & Management Strategies in Australia - Elizabeth Denny and Christopher Dickman (.9) Ecology of the Feral Cat, Felis catus (L.), in South eastern Australia. III.*Home ranges and Population ecology in Semiarid North-West Victoria -Evan Jones and Brian Coman. (.10) Feeding Ecology and population Dynamics of the feral cat (Felis Catus) in relation to the availability of prey in central-eastern New South Wales - Robyn Molsher, Alan Newsome and Chris Dickman. (.11) Thylaine associated with the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales - R.N. Paddle. Australian Animal Folklore Collection

Historical information

The articles were used for research into Australian Animal Folklore.

Plaster cast - Plaster Cast of a Snow Leopard Footprint

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

in the identification of photographs and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection Verso: TZ, Snow leopard, male, 27/7/03, front + rear Australia New South Wales Sydney The cast of a captive male Golden Cat was made by David

Plaster casts of a male Snow Leopard showing front and rear footprints. These casts were used in the identification of photographs and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection

Historical information

The cast of a captive male Golden Cat was made by David Pepper-Edwards at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW. David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints for comparison of unidentified field casts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Verso: TZ, Snow leopard, male, 27/7/03, front + rear

CD-ROM - Thylacine Oral History

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

. australian animal folklore collection simon townsend townsend bernie mason thylacine

White CD-ROM in white paper CD envelope. The CD-ROM contains an oral history between Simon Townsend and Bernie Mason on Thylacines.

Book - The Great Treasury of Australian folklore: two centuries of tales, epics, ballads, myths & legends. Rev. [ie 2nd] ed.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Greensborough Historical Society Book The Great Treasury of Australian folklore: two centuries of tales, epics, ballads, myths & legends. Rev. [ie 2nd] ed. 414 p. illus. A compilation of Australian folklore - tales, epics, ballads, myths & legends

414 p. illus.

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A compilation of Australian folklore - tales, epics, ballads, myths & legends.

Documents - Reports - Myths & Monsters Conference Papers

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

in Yowie Reports (Tony Healy) * The Mystery of the Australian Big Cat: A Brief Summary (Peter Chapple) * Quest for the Thylacine (Peter Chapple) [Australian Animal Folklore Collection] Signed on cover "Simon Townsend" The Myths and Monsters conference

82 page proceedings of the Myths and Monsters Conference printed onto white paper. The following topics were presented: * A brief History of Australian Cryptozoology (Paul Cropper) * Would the Real Orang-Utan Please Stand Up and be Counted? In search of unidentified relic hominoids in Southeast Asia (Helmut Loofs-Wissowa) * Strange Creatures on the Antipodean UFO trail (Bill Chalker) * The Bunyip (Gary Opit) * Sightings of Some Anomolous Sea Creatures (Malcolm Smith) * Investigating Cryptic Hominids (Yowies) in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales (MIchael Hallett & David McBean) * "High Strangeness" in Yowie Reports (Tony Healy) * The Mystery of the Australian Big Cat: A Brief Summary (Peter Chapple) * Quest for the Thylacine (Peter Chapple) [Australian Animal Folklore Collection]

Historical information

The Myths and Monsters conference was something of a landmark in Australian mystery animal research. It was the first cryptozoological conference held in Australia, and the first time Australia's leading researchers had been able to present their findings and meet with others working in the same field.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed on cover "Simon Townsend"

Magazine - Sporting Shooter

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

animal folklore collection black panthers panther mittagong merimbula thylacoleo carnifex puma feral cats

Two copies of the Magazine 'Sporting Shooter' dated April 1999 and May 2005. .1) April 1999. Eighty page magazine with articles such as looking after your hunting dog, Australia's Toughest Game, Pigs in Mud, Black Panthers in Oz, scoring Trophy Heads, Hunting in New Zealand. .2) May 2005. 106 page magaine including an article called "Big Cats in the Bush? by Rebecca Lang.

Plaster cast - Plaster Cast of a Big Cat Footprint

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Cat sightings in the bush. David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints made at Taronga Zoo in the identification of Big Cat sightings in the bush. australian animal folklore collection david pepper edwards pepper edwards big cat cat

David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints made at Taronga Zoo in the identification of Big Cat sightings in the bush.

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David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints made at Taronga Zoo in the identification of Big Cat sightings in the bush.

Documents - Reports - Unidentified Large Cat Sightings in Maryborough

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

reported by the Marlborough Advertiser. The large cat referred to is often referred to as a Puma or Mountain Lion. (.7) Profile of Central Victorian Cat Australian Animal Folklore Collection John Higgins, managing editor of the Maryborough Advertiser

A number of A4 printouts relating to large cat sightings in the Maryborough (Vic) area, many reported by the Marlborough Advertiser. The large cat referred to is often referred to as a Puma or Mountain Lion. (.7) Profile of Central Victorian Cat Australian Animal Folklore Collection

Historical information

John Higgins, managing editor of the Maryborough Advertiser was interested in sightings of what some suggested to be a puma or mountain lion in Central Victoria.

report - Assessment of Evidence for the Presence in Victoria of a Wild Population of 'Big Cats'

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Victoria Victoria Heidelberg For over 100 years people have reported sighting of big cats in the Victorian bush. This report assessed the evidence. australian animal folklore collection big cats cat ferral cats cryptozoology P.W. Menkhorst L. Morison

22 page report by the Arthur Rylah Institute on whether their are big cats loose in the Victorian bush. Ir asks questions such as if 'big cats' exist in Victoria what species they would be; the veracity of available evidence; Deakin Puma Study Group; Kurt Engel cat; Winchelsea faecal sample Carrie Magnik

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For over 100 years people have reported sighting of big cats in the Victorian bush. This report assessed the evidence.

Book - Feeding farm animals

National Wool Museum, Geelong

National Wool Museum Book Feeding farm animals "Feeding farm animals", Australian Agricultural Livestock Series -A C T Hewitt, 1953 agriculture animal health agriculture animal health

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"Feeding farm animals", Australian Agricultural Livestock Series -A C T Hewitt, 1953

Report - Grampians Puma

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Study australian animal folklore collection john a henry john henry maurice hornocker grampians geranium springs puma felis concor mt bepcha scats us army peter morris hans brunner mt gambier raaf ernst wieher ellis tucker halls gap peter dryden geoff

White A4 pages laser printed pages related to a study conducted on the possibility of a Grampians Puma (Felis concolor) populations. Australian Animal Foklore Collection

Historical information

The study into the Grampians Puma was undertaken by John A. Henry to settle the question of the existence of a puma population in the mountains. People who believe they have sighted a puma, or have sighted other evidence, were interviewed. The study also looked into records relating to the potential of USA army personal leaving a mascot in the grampians. Also see cat no 14012 - Pumas in the Grampians Mountains: A compelling Case?: An up-dated Report of the Deakin Puma Study

CD-ROM - Big Cats sightings in Victoria

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

in the Otways of Victoria. The electronic mail was sent to 'Big Cats Victoria' Images include: This item is part of the Australian Animal Folklore Collection The CD-Rom includes a range of electronic correspondence sent 'Big Cats Victoria and Simon Townsend

A CD-ROM of multiple emails and image attachments relating to assorted sightings, footprints, killings, etc from big cats in the Otways of Victoria. The electronic mail was sent to 'Big Cats Victoria' Images include: This item is part of the Australian Animal Folklore Collection

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The CD-Rom includes a range of electronic correspondence sent 'Big Cats Victoria and Simon Townsend and JohnTurner. Their website states: Big Cats Victoria Southern Australia, including south western West Australia, has a history of reports of ‘panther’ like predators dating back to the later half of the 19th century. The animals were usually described as being of black or tan colouration and with the proportions of a medium sized big-cat such as a Leopard or Puma. The records can be found in newspaper, radio and television archives, Government reports, a very few books and on the internet. The historical material is based on anecdotal reportage and has contributed to the mythification of the subject. Some Government agencies at both State and Local levels (in New South Wales), have collected records of sightings or investigated stock deaths purported to be associated with so called ‘panther’ kills. They remain understandably non committal due to the lack of a specimen of such a predator of undeniable authenticity. While other types of unknown predator have been reported in various parts of Australia they are not the concern of this website. For purposes of economy we, John Turner and Simon Townsend, confine our investigations to western Victoria and south eastern South Australia. (http://bigcatsvic.com.au/)

Newsclip - Big Cats May Roam Area

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

. In 2013 his book, co-authored with Simon Townsend, "Snarls from the tea-Tree: A History of Victorian Big cat Folkore" was published. australian animal folklore collections big cats smythesdale waldron judd Ballarat Courier, Ballarat, Victoria, Victoria

Half a page from an undated Ballarat Courier with information relating to big cats in the Australian bush. It also includes an image of Dr David Waldron. The article is a response to the findings of Noel Judd of Smythesdale who reported the death of a Shetland pony , and found paw prints of a large cat nearby. Dy David Waldron considered plaster casts of the paw print and concluded they were almost certainly not made by a cat.

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Dr David Waldron has spent years trawling through government documents and speaking to old farmers and policemen trying to gather as much information as possible for a book on the subject of giant cats. In 2013 his book, co-authored with Simon Townsend, "Snarls from the tea-Tree: A History of Victorian Big cat Folkore" was published.

Document - Articles on the Bunyip, 1983 - 1989

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

was collected and used for resarch purposes by David Waldron australian animal folklore collections bunyip bunyipswagyl shane picket narrandera swan river david waldron

A number of articles on the Bunyip * The Nessie Mystery Solver by Roy Fraser (October 1983) * Developers meet match (Wagyl) (The Age, 06 Jan 1989) * Narrandera's bunyips burst into tourism's limelight by Melanie Sincock (wagga Advertiser, 18 November 1986) * Hunting the bunyip by M.A. Troyahn (Australiasian Post, 06 October 1883) * Beware the bunyip, you Moomba skiers by Edel Wignell (The Age, 05 March 1982) * The yarn that grew the bunyip legend (Australasian Post, 30 December 1971)

Historical information

The bunyip is a large mythical creature from Aboriginal mythology, said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes. The origin of the word bunyip has been traced to the Wemba-Wemba or Wergaia language of Aboriginal people of South-Eastern Australia. However, the bunyip appears to have formed part of traditional Aboriginal beliefs and stories throughout Australia, although its name varied according to tribal nomenclature. Various written accounts of bunyips were made by Europeans in the early and mid-19th century, as settlement spread across the country. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunyip) This material was collected and used for resarch purposes by David Waldron

Sheet, Instruction

National Wool Museum, Geelong

National Wool Museum Sheet, Instruction "Tally Hi" crutching - Australian Wool Board. "Tally Hi" crutching - Australian Wool Board. shearing animal health crutching australian wool board shearing animal health crutching

"Tally Hi" crutching - Australian Wool Board.

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"Tally Hi" crutching - Australian Wool Board.