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The Jackie Howe Statue honours his achievement in hand shearing 321 sheep in 7 hours and 40 minutes at `Alice Downs ` station near Blackall.
Jackie Howe was born at Canning Downs station, on the Darling Downs, in 1861. He is known as the greatest shearer who ever lived. In 1892, an Australia wide competition was held to see who was the greatest shearer in the land. Two gold medals were offered as prizes and Jackie was determined to claim both. On 10th October 1892, at Alice Downs station outside Blackall, Jackie set the record for hand shearing 321 sheep in just seven hours and forty minutes. Later he went on to set the machine shearing record of 237 sheep.
|Address:||Landsborough Highway, Blackall, 4472|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -24.425|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||10-October-1892|
|Actual Event End Date:||10-October-1892|
|Monument Designer:||Bodo Muche|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 10th October, 1988|
WORLD CHAMPION BLADE SHEARER
(John Robert Howe)
1861 - 1920
Blade shore 321 sheep in 7 hours 40 minutes
at "Alice Downs", Blackall
On Monday 10th October, 1892.
A tribute to Jack Howe
Presented to the citizens of Australia
By the Jack Howe Memorial Foundation.
Jenny Margaret Muir (Nee Howe)
And the Australian Bicentennial Authority.
Unveiled by John Derum
On Monday 10th October, 1988.
Sculptor / Founder Bodo Muche