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The shearing shed at Yanga Station (now a national park) would have had at least 13 shearers working at once (possibly more). You can work that out by counting the number of strips of light coming in from the left. Those strips of light are from shutes down which a sheep was sent after shearing. They arrived through the doors on the right.
This shed was from the mechanical era. There is a drive shaft running behind the boards on the upper left.

Now the telephone in the title to this photo: Australia's first telephone connected this shed to the homestead which was several kilometres away. Even more special is that the installation was carried out by James Cromyn under directions forwarded from England by his uncle Alexander Graham Bell, an early developer of the telephone.
Much better detail in the large view.

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Additional Photos by Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3895 W: 102 N: 11265] (47013)
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