Historical Woolscour

Historical Woolscour

This heritage-listed woolscour, that once operated by steam, has been left intact as a living document. It is this last one of this type in Australia. There is a 20 stand shearing shed attached to the wool washing complex and an open flowing bore nearby. Outbuildings include a cookhouse, shearers quarters and managers residence. It has been left mainly intact and conservation work completed in 2002 reintroduced steam to the site.

Address: 
Evora Road, Blackall, QLD
Tel: 
0746574637
Hours: 
Every day 8:00am - 4:00pm
Admission: 
Adult $7.70, Pensioner $6.60, Child $4.40. Group Rates also available.
Facilities: 
Guided tours, limited wheelchair access, toilets nearby, souvenir shop, tea and coffee available, historic display.
Collection: 
The collection consists mainly of historic machinery and buildings, large boilers, steam engines, wool wash troughs, large steam driven dryers, historic wool presses and dumping machine and a 20-stand shearing shed.
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Items

Woolpress

Creator:
Ferrier made by Humble and Son
Description:
A manual wool press
Date:
1903

This wool press was used to bale the wool after shearing. This is still operational

Boiler

Babcock and Wilcox

Babcock and Wilcox
Description:
Large water tube boiler which created the steam which ran the steam engines and dryers
Date:
C1908

Steam Engine

Description:
Horizontal single cylinder type with a 18 inch piston and 8 foot fly wheel.
Date:
C.1908