Wool specimen from a stud ewe.

Made by Sanger, Charles D in Wangamong, New South Wales, 1896.

The wool collection held by the Powerhouse Museum contains thousands of wool samples collected between 1804 and 2003. These samples provide a record of wool growing in Australia. The different fleeces reflect the breeding programs and environmental conditions under which the fleeces were grown and, as such, they provide a valuable history of the areas of Australia in which sheep were grazed.

Sheep were introduced into Australia in 1788 from Cape Town in South Africa. Since then sheep from other...


Wool specimen, stud ewe, bred by Charles D Sanger, Wangamong, Jerilderie, New South Wales, Australia, 1896

Wool specimen from a stud ewe. There is a faded blue ribbon tied around the outside of the specimen and a small green tag attached to the ribbon.

This sample of wool was tested in June 2007 by the Interactive Wool Group. They used the OFDA2000 instrument for fleece testing. The following are the results for this specimen:

Microns: 21.1microns (4.3 Standard Deviation)
(average fibre diameter)

Staple length: 85mm

Mean fibre curvature: 96.4Dg/mm
(A measurement in degrees
per mm related to
crimp frequency)

Comfort Factor: 96.1 %
(The % of fibres equal
to or less than 30 microns)


110 mm
40 mm


The wool was produced in 1896 by Charles D Sanger in Wangamong, New South Wales, Australia.
Sanger, Charles D 1896


Purchased 2003 (originally gift of H E Taunton, 1896)
31 March, 2003

Cite this Object

Wool specimen from a stud ewe. 2013, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 November 2017, <https://ma.as/368374>
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