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Fibre of our Nation

The Fibre of our Nation project taps into the endless stories of heritage, custodianship, community and humour amongst people involved with the wool industry.

There were close to 150 submissions entered during the running of the project in 2012. Woolgrowers, woolclassers, shearers, knitters and retailers submitted photographs, stories, poems, videos and even songs to the competition.

The submissions to the project have provided AWI with a wonderful marketing resource to tap into and various entries have already sparked ideas to help sell wool around the world.

The best wool stories including the winning entries have been placed within an online map of Australia for everyone to watch and read.

2012 Fibre of our Nation winners

Overall Winner

Chad and Louise Taylor family, Wellington, NSW


Photo/text winner: Sharon Merrett, Kaniva, Vic
Highly Commended: Don Mudford, Dubbo, NSW
Video: Highly Commended: Smith family, Wellington, NSW


Photo/text winner: Andrew Hughes, Thargomindah, Qld
Highly Commended: Laura Truss, Cheepie, Qld
Video: Chad and Louise Taylor family, Wellington, NSW
Highly Commended: Hugh Beveridge, Gilgandra, NSW, Cassandra Ledger, Yass, NSW


Photo/text: Laurie Herrmann, Hamilton, Vic
Highly Commended: Jill Frawley, Branxholme, Vic
Video: joint winners: Matt and Toni Ashby, Gulnare, SA. Max Kerr, Wallinduc, Vic


Photo/text winner: Caroline Telfer, Darkan, WA
Highly Commended: Lynley Anderson, Kojonup, WA
Video: None