The Merriwa district relied heavily on the Wool Industry from its very early days in 1830's through to the 1960's. One its champions was:-
JUBILEE OF DALKEITH (Grandson of David, sold for 5,000 guineas---$10500--)
Owned by F D McMaster Pty. Ltd.
Merriwa Historical Society
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