Friday 11 Sep 2015
We decided to stop at Blackall to see the Wool Scour. It's only a short drive so on the way, we stopped to have a look at Augathella. I had a walk around the main street to take some photos and encountered this resident who was on for a chat.
A couple of photos of buildings.
On to Blackall and it ended up being a bit of a rush to set up camp and get out to the Wool Scour, but we made it in time for the tour.
Our tour guide once worked here in the shearing shed (on the wool press if I remember correctly).
The scour has three boilers - a modern automatic one used to run the machinery during winter, and two older versions. These are boiler tubes from one of the disused ones. Boiler tubes in disused boiler, Blackall Wool Scour
Agitators used to wash the wool.
Much of the timber has been replaced using materials as near as possible to the original.
Back at the camp site, we have these White-plumed Honeyeaters feeding in the tree beside the tent. The golden colour is from the light of the setting sun.