Anthony John Rennick has been making whips for a quarter of a century and makes sure to share his knowledge at his 10th Deni Ute Muster.
“I have been making whips for 25 years and I have been full time making them for the last seven years,” he said.
“It started when my dad taught himself how to plait out of an RM Williams handbook and he taught me, but we didn’t know how to finish them off properly.”
Mr Rennick ended up learning from Herb Sephton.
“He showed me how to finish off the belt,” he said.
“I then learned at an R. M. Williams plaiting school when R. M. Williams was still alive and then I learned the fancy plaiting off Fred Jarvis.
“I got a bit off each and made my own style, but unfortunately they’ve passed away so I have to pass the knowledge on.”
In 1999, the Deni Ute Muster had approximately 5,000 patrons and set a new Guinness World Record for the greatest number of legally paraded utes at 2,839 – a record which still stands today.
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