Photographer's Note

After photos of the shearing shed and around here is what the shed now looks like inside. Running across the photo are the shearing "stands". The drive mechanism for the shears runs along just under the roof.
The black patches along the walls are the shutes down which the sheep were pushed after they had been shorn. Inbetween the shutes are swing doors for the sheep to come to be shorn in from a holding area behind the low wall.
The table is for sorting the wool.
Shearers used to travel around from shearing shed to shearing shed, hence the accommodation in an earlier photo.
In the workshop is a hand operated press for compacting the wool into large hessian bags to create the wool bales for transporting to ports and cities.

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Additional Photos by Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1345 W: 79 N: 3804] (17663)
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