Truth About Wool National Tour

$8,930 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 23 months
I am Australia's only masterclasser and professional photographer. I have almost a decade of experience in the wool industry and am an accredited professional photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP)

I will be touring Australia in 2017/18 promoting the wool industry. My mission is to showcase wool to the rest of the world in all of it's glory, shed light on the growing and harvesting processes and give recognition to the dedicated wool growers and harvesters.

A book will later be published on the tour travels and imagery. It is then hoped that the book will hit the road to the major cities along with other imagery and wool industry speakers to educate the larger metro areas about the wool industry.  

The national tour will start in February 2017 and continue through all of the states (except NT) where it will end late 2018.

I will be self funding this tour other than generous donations from the public and other businesses. The funds raised through my GoFundMe Campaign will help with the travel and accomodation costs. 

I am passionate about the wool industry and most Australians have a connection to it someway or another. Wool has played such an important part in Australia's past and it is my mission to make sure that it is part of our future. 

By donating to my campaign, you won't just be supporting me, you will be supporting thousands of wool industry workers, farmers and generations to come.
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As my mission to travel across Australia promoting the wool industry progresses, small tweaks have been made along the way to help it run smoother and get more industry stories and wool education out to a wider audience.
While I may have been a little naive to think that I could cover our diverse industry within a few months, the logistics of getting me across our great nation (and sacrificing my day job woolclassing) has taken a larger financial strain than first expected.
So, the tour will now run over two years.
I have returned to my woolclassing role with my ever supportive shearing team, Cullen and Sons and will now work in the woolsheds to pay off my touring debt and earn enough $$ to travel to the next state.
I refuse to give up on my mission and will complete my tour.
I will do my bit to promote wool and educate the world on why we are the leaders in wool .
I won't rest until my job here is done.
Thank you to all who have already donated to the tour - I will be honouring all donations still, just those waiting on books, prints etc... may have a little longer wait.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
All the best!
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The tour finally made it's way up to the north coast of Tassie yesterday and dropped into Steve's Stacey crew pumping out xb's at 'Ainslie', Bridport.
Such an awesome team, full of laughs. Made me miss my team back home!
Steve Stacey Crew - 'Ainslie', Bridport
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A foggy and cool start to the working week for the tour!
A trip down to Oatlands and Cleveland to visit to young women tackling the wool industry head on!
To see more pics from the tour -
Oatlands, Tasmania
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Thank you to all who have donated while the tour has been in Tasmania. I have had an overwhelming amount of support while on the island state and have been able to cover some incredible farms and gather inspirational stories in the last fortnight.
The weather is freezing but, the sights awe inspiring!
'Barega Merinos' Evandale
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$8,930 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 23 months
Created November 9, 2016
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Ian Crafter
15 months ago

You are doing an awesome job for our industry Chantel. Ian Crafter, Atlex Stockyards

Steve & Kylie Rigby
16 months ago

Good luck with the rest of your tour, Thanks from Rigby Shearing! Great photography, inspirational person, doing great things for our industry

16 months ago
Jill Bennett
16 months ago

Fantastic effort by an individual to promote an amazing industry and fibre

16 months ago
Petrisse Leckie
16 months ago

Love your work! & giving the industry the positive look it should have!

Julie Keegan
16 months ago

Chipping in from NZ. Best wishes for your tour.

Jamie-lea Parsons
17 months ago

Love your photos & the videos, it gives people who don't know anything about the industry a better insight to it all It's good to see positive stuff coming out of the sheds instead of people ridiculing all we do. Hopefully it gives people a better understanding.

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