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The Singing Shearer Is Coming To Town

Terry the Shearer with some young enquiring minds

Highfields Pioneer Village are pleased to welcome a new regular volunteer and one with a passion for entertaining. For the past 30 years Terry Arnold has run a successful farming and grazing property – he is a ‘wheat and sheep’ man. Terry has been riding horses for over 60 years and operating machinery and motor bikes for half a century.

Terry said, “I have processed and classed my own wool and competed in many shearing competitions over the years, I have developed many friends in the industry many of whom I have known for 50 plus years!”

He has had a varied and colourful life working as a barman at various clubs and working as an entertainer for the past 25 years at some very interesting venues. “I played not only the pub circuit, but the country shows, race meets, rodeos and shearing competitions, woolsheds and literally hundreds of weddings… it has been great and certainly kept me busy I can tell you!”

For the past 8 years Terry has focused on tourism “I travelled to China and Europe and in recent years worked for Lone-Pine Sanctuary entertaining the visitors there”.

Terry and his wife Carmel currently run a very successful Bed and Breakfast venture in Warwick “it certainly keeps us on our toes but I just love coming to Highfields and entertaining the visitors”.

Terry will be entertaining at the Highfields Pioneer Village on the 30th of June, shearing a sheep at 11am and playing a variety of music to suit all tastes.

There will be “Myrtle May” Mini-steam train rides for the kids, mini-markets and food. Entry to the Markets and Entertainment is free, normal entry fees will apply to the Pioneer Village and to see the whip cracking and shearing demonstrations.

For more information please visit the Village Facebook page or phone the Village office on 07 4696 6309. Highfields Pioneer Village, Museum and Park Inc. is a non-profit organisation run entirely by Volunteers open 10am to 4pm daily at 73 Wirraglen Road, Highfields.

Submitted by:
Jody Dodds 

Ph 4696 6309
[email protected] 


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