It was James Highen of Melbourne, Australia, who patented the first Sheep-shearing machine in 1868. It was not until 1888 when the first practical sheep-shearer was used at the Dunlop Station and it was patented by Frank Wolseley and John Howard.
- Sheep shearing – Wikipedia
Sheep shearing is the process by which the woollen fleece of a sheep is cut off. The person who removes the sheep’s wool is called a shearer.
The Dunlop Station