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PHOTO: Maksym Belchenko

If so, please email the image and a brief description to the editor of Beyond the Bale Richard Smith at, or you can tag us #beyondthebale on Instagram.

If you email or tag a photo that gets published in Readers’ Photos, you’ll receive from us a paperback copy of the Kondinin Group’s The Story of Wool.



Reading the mail at Toorackie

Dennis and Brendan Haddrick of ‘Toorackie’ at Williams in the Wheatbelt of WA taking a break from the very hot weather, with Halley and their copy of Beyond the Bale.



A busy January on the farm

“Farm kids and summer holidays - it’s a juggling act that’s for sure,” says Edwina Moutray of Codrington in south-west Victoria in her post on Instagram, tagging #beyondthebale. “Thankfully, our Little Mate isn’t scared of a bit of work and I’m actually really proud of the way he digs in. Even at this young age, he’s an integral part of the team. And at the end of a long day of sheep work, there’s always a cool beer for The Boss [Glenn] and a frozen Zooper Dooper for Little Mate. Perfect!” Edwina is a rural lifestyle photographer at Edwina Moutray Images (e.m.images_).



Rise and shine

Max Nield of Hyden in the wheatbelt of WA sent in this photo, with the comment: “I’ve always loved this photo because it reminds me of a farmer’s mentality. When it’s your time to go, you go. It doesn’t matter what time in the morning the truck arrives, you’re there before it. You normally watch the sun rise as the lambs you grew, through blood, sweat and tears head off. Then, onto the next.”



A proud showing at West Wyalong

AWI-sponsored Nuffield scholar for 2023 Nicole Logg of West Wyalong of NSW sent in this lovely photo, published in The West Wyalong Advocate, of her 10-year-old daughter Gemma participating in her local show. Gemma entered the fleece from her poddy lamb (now a 3 year old wether) and had a great thrill in seeing the wool on display.



On the land with Rover

12-year-old Chelsea Lane of Galore in the Riverina of NSW with her favourite Corriedale ram Rover. Chelsea’s mum, Penny, says Chelsea loves anything sheep or wool related - classing, droving, rouseabouting, and also reading Beyond the Bale.



Archie wrapped in wool

This is Archie, at five months old, enjoying his great grandfather’s superfine two-tooth wool. The photo was sent in by Archie’s Great Aunt, Juli Tomlinson of Pyramul on the Central Tablelands of NSW.



Two Tambo icons unite

Tambo Teddies, the company that hand-crafts Woolmark-certified 100% wool sheepskin teddies in the Queensland outback town of Tambo, has introduced a vibrant new range of cuddly companions: Ben’s Hens. These colourful chickens are inspired by the feathered racers from Tambo-based Ben's Chicken Racing. To see the full Tambo Teddies range, head to


This article appeared in the March 2024 edition of AWI’s Beyond the Bale magazine. Reproduction of the article is encouraged.

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