Today's Geo Quiz takes us to a state in southern Australia. The state is the center of Australian industry and culture. It's also the home of what used to be a thriving wool industry.
sheep shearingSeveral Australian folk songs glorify the hard work of sheering the sheep. That actually makes sheep shearing sound like more fun than it is.
â€œYou have to drag each animal from the pen...wrestle it to the floor...and go through that tangled wool with electric clippers.â€
No wonder sheep shearers are leaving the industry in droves. The words of another old song include the name of the Australian state we're looking for. The lyrics go
"Here we are in blankety-blank
Shearing sheep as big as whales,
With leather necks and daggy tails."
We'll fill in the blankety-blank...when we answer today's Geo Quiz here...