New inductees in KI Shearing Hall of Fame

The Kangaroo Island Shearing Hall of Fame Committee is proud to announce the inductees for the 13th annual induction ceremony to be held later this month.

Inductee: Archie Buick, mid-shear. Photo: Supplied.

Inductee: Archie Buick, mid-shear. Photo: Supplied.

The recipients are Archie Buick and Jamie Boyle.

A lunch will be held in their honour on Sunday, November 26 at the Parndana Hotel at 12noon at $20 per head.

People will be able to hear stories on the pair - about their lives as shearers on Kangaroo Island.

Guest speaker will be Member for Finniss, Michael Pengilly MP.

If you wish to attend the lunch call the Parndana Hotel on 8559 6071 to reserve your place.


Shearer Archie Buick was born on April 25, 1947 and he started shearing in his late twenties after having a successful career as a jockey.

Archie’s first shearing on Kangaroo Island was in 1994, for Rob Kerr.

“He was as a lovable, likeable larrikin”

He then ran a team for Rob for several years before going onto cocky shearing.

His highest tally shorn on Kangaroo Island was 328.

Archie always had time to stop and help a learner with their gear and problem sheep.

He was a loveable, likeable larrikin.

Archie passed away on the shearing board, doing the job he loved, on January 14, 2014.

  • Nominated by Brooke and Rhys Buick.


Jamie Boyle was born on May 4, 1967, at Kingscote.

His parents were farmers in the Hundred of Duncan and his grandparents were soldier settlers.

Jamie started shearing at 18 years of age for Steven Childs and worked for him for 25 years. His best tally was 270 in merino lambs in George Barrett’s shed. 

“He had success, having won a number of titles”

Inductee: Jamie Boyle, shearing. Photo: Supplied.

Inductee: Jamie Boyle, shearing. Photo: Supplied.

His best run is 73 and he has shorn 70 a run in ewes many times.

Jamie was also a successful competitor at the local Parndana Show, having won the open champion five times.

  • Nominated by Rodger Borgmeyer.