Blackall's Marshall Baillie is only 15 but loving the shearing life

Sally Gall
Updated July 29 2022 - 6:47am, first published July 26 2022 - 8:00pm
Marshall Baillie gets to practise his shearing at home at Douglas Park, Blackall on the single stand board. Picture: Sally Gall
Marshall Baillie gets to practise his shearing at home at Douglas Park, Blackall on the single stand board. Picture: Sally Gall

At a time when the shearing industry is crying out for new blood, someone like Blackall's 15-year-old Marshall Baillie is like the answer to a prayer.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications. Get in touch at 0427 575 955 if you've got a story idea for me.

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