Thursday, July 13, 2017

Blackall woolscour

This is a living museum attesting to Australia's pioneering era.  The woolscour was set up to clean the sheep's wool.  It closed its doors for operation in 1978.  The buildings were going to be demolished but the local population set up a trust fund to keep it alive as a museum and managed to get a big grant from the Hawke adminstration for the purpose.  It is a now a thriving museum with tours every day, on the hour.

The hot pool providing the water for the cleansing of the wool.

The shearing shed.

The cleaned wool.

The two furnaces.

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