The 142nd Australian Sheep & Wool Show promises to be much more than an agricultural event.
The latest trends and talent in Australian wool fashion were celebrated during an evening at Armidale, centre of the New England wool growing region, favoured for its production of fine and superfine wool.
Kangaroo Island, SA, Polwarth breeders, the McArdle family, have been coming to the Australian Sheep & Wool Show for more than 10 years.
Ashlea Hughes has a proven eye for detail when she's handling a fleece - quite a feat, given the 24-year-old is legally blind.
Polwarth sheep have been bred at the historic Tarndwarncoort in south-west Victoria for nearly 140 years.
Funds are being sought by the Friends of Toganmain to restore and reopen the Toganmain Woolshed Precinct situated between Darlington Point and Carrathool.