Outback Camping Trip Day 8 - Charleville to Blackall

September 25, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

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.

Augathella ResidentAugathella Resident

A couple of photos of buildings.

Store, AugathellaStore, Augathella Smiley decoration, AugathellaSmiley decoration, Augathella Old Garage, AugathellaOld Garage, Augathella

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.

Blackall Wool ScourBlackall Wool Scour

Our tour guide once worked here in the shearing shed (on the wool press if I remember correctly).

Tour Guide, Blackall Wool ScourTour Guide, Blackall Wool Scour

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 ScourBoiler tubes in disused boiler, Blackall Wool Scour

Agitators used to wash the wool.

Agitation Tank, Blackall Wool ScourAgitation Tank, Blackall Wool Scour

Much of the timber has been replaced using materials as near as possible to the original.

Blackall Wool ScourBlackall Wool Scour Wool Press, Blackall Wool ScourWool Press, Blackall Wool Scour

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.

White-plumed Honeyeater, BlackallWhite-plumed Honeyeater, Blackall


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