Jack Howe Memorial

  • 53A Shamrock St, Blackall QLD 4472

Jack Howe – Legendary Shearer

Australia’s most famous shearer, Jack Howe, shore a record of 321 sheep in seven hours and 40 minutes in 1892 at Alice Downs Station, Blackall. He also set a record of 237 sheep shorn with electric shears which was not broken for 58 years.

A memorial statue is located outside the Universal Garden Centre in Shamrock Street. Inside is a gallery, with a historic display, relating to the legendary shearer Jack Howe and local town history which can be seen for a small charge.

Location: Blackall