Boolcoomatta woolshed

Published 22 Sep 2016 
about  Boolcoomatta Reserve  
ABC Radio Interview, discussing our management programs and seeking assistance from the local community.<br/> ABC Radio Interview, discussing our management programs and seeking assistance from the local community.
Wool Press, restored by Bush Heritage managers Peter and Emma Ashton.<br/> Wool Press, restored by Bush Heritage managers Peter and Emma Ashton.
Wool Press. Those blokes must have been strong!<br/> Wool Press. Those blokes must have been strong!
Wool classing.<br/> Wool classing.
Original Scales, returned to their housing by the Ashtons.<br/> Original Scales, returned to their housing by the Ashtons.
Inside the main shed.<br/> Inside the main shed.
Shearing stands.<br/> Shearing stands.
Shearing stands.<br/> Shearing stands.
Inside, the atmosphere is magnificent.<br/> Inside, the atmosphere is magnificent.
Wheel and axle from Douglas Mawsons exploration vehicle. He was facinated with the geology of the Olary Ranges that Boolcoomatta is part of.<br/> Wheel and axle from Douglas Mawsons exploration vehicle. He was facinated with the geology of the Olary Ranges that Boolcoomatta is part of.

Cultural layers cross all the lands and Boolcoomatta is no different. 

The massive stone woolshed at Boolcoomatta is coming up to 150 years old. With this in mind we've put out a call to skilled volunteers from the Broken Hill community to help us with ongoing maintenance of this magnificent building.

During a recent working bee, the woolshed had a clean out as part of an assessment of the priority works to be competed.

Amazingly, like all the stone buildings on-site, it's constructed from creek sand, lime and local stone. 

All maintenance will be completed with traditional methods, maintaining the aesthetic, construction, and cultural integrity of the building.

In time we hope that the wool baling and storage room will be a space to communicate, celebrate and display all elements of the past, present and living cultures of Boolcoomatta and the surrounding region.

ABC Radio Interview, discussing our management programs and seeking assistance from the local community.<br/> ABC Radio Interview, discussing our management programs and seeking assistance from the local community.
Wool Press, restored by Bush Heritage managers Peter and Emma Ashton.<br/> Wool Press, restored by Bush Heritage managers Peter and Emma Ashton.
Wool Press. Those blokes must have been strong!<br/> Wool Press. Those blokes must have been strong!
Wool classing.<br/> Wool classing.
Original Scales, returned to their housing by the Ashtons.<br/> Original Scales, returned to their housing by the Ashtons.
Inside the main shed.<br/> Inside the main shed.
Shearing stands.<br/> Shearing stands.
Shearing stands.<br/> Shearing stands.
Inside, the atmosphere is magnificent.<br/> Inside, the atmosphere is magnificent.
Wheel and axle from Douglas Mawsons exploration vehicle. He was facinated with the geology of the Olary Ranges that Boolcoomatta is part of.<br/> Wheel and axle from Douglas Mawsons exploration vehicle. He was facinated with the geology of the Olary Ranges that Boolcoomatta is part of.