Posted: 11:41 am on 26th June 2013

The Hunter Valley is synonymous with rolling hills and quality Aussie wine. But now, thanks to the help of the federal government, it will also be known as the ‘sheepskin boot capital of Australia.’

A federal tourism grant of $250,000 was awarded to the establishment of a $2 million sheepskin factory tourist centre in Thornton, part of the greater Hunter region.

The ABC reported that:

The Mortels Sheepskin Tourist Centre will combine manufacturing, retail and interactive tourist displays focussing on the history of sheepskin manufacturing.

So on the way back from your weekend wine tour in the Hunter, drop into the Mortels Sheepskin Tourist Centre, to satisfy your endless curiosity about the sheepskin manufacturing process.

These are your taxpayer dollars at work.

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