History of Wool on the Limestone Coast

Category The Shearers Cooks

section The Shearers Cook

The Baitlayer

The ‘water burner’, ‘cookoo’, ‘silly look’, ‘baitlayer’, and ‘babbling brook’, … all names used to describe, not always kindly, the long-suffering shearer’s cook. In the smaller southern woolsheds the property owner’s wife usually cooked for shearers. Women would bake for… Continue Reading →

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